• (British) IPA: /dɹɪv.əl/


  1. senseless talk; nonsense
  2. saliva, drool
  3. (obsolete) A fool; an idiot.
Translations Translations Verb

drivel (drivels, present participle driveling; past and past participle driveled)

  1. To have saliva drip from the mouth; to drool.
  2. To talk nonsense; to talk senselessly.
  3. To be weak or foolish; to dote.
    • c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:
      This drivelling love is like a great natural, that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole.
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

drivel (plural drivels)

  1. (obsolete) A servant; a drudge.

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