driveler


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driv·el

 (drĭv′əl)
v. driv·eled, driv·el·ing, driv·els or driv·elled or driv·el·ling
v.intr.
1. To slobber; drool.
2. To flow like spittle or saliva.
3. To talk stupidly or childishly.
v.tr.
1. To allow to flow from the mouth.
2. To say (something) stupidly.
n.
1. Saliva flowing from the mouth.
2. Stupid or senseless talk.

[Middle English drevelen, from Old English dreflian.]

driv′el·er n.
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In which Fright the miserable, cowardly Driveler, is returned to England with Veal, an Object too nasty and contemp[tible.]