Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who intermeddles; a meddler in affairs which do not concern him, or with which he cannot properly interfere.
- n. One who intermeddles.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who meddles with, or intrudes into, the affairs of others.
“Another insubstantial yet deeply rooted paean to Isabel's status as an" intermeddler "whose reasoning begins where other literary sleuths 'ends.”
“The complainant was an officious intermeddler, a busybody, the town scold, an anti-Christian activist named Darren Lund who had an axe to grind, and Andreachuk gave it to him.”
“A foreigner who attaches himself to a political party in this country is in the worst state that can be imagined; he is looked upon as a mere intermeddler.”
““She shall tell you herself, thou incorrigible intermeddler in what concerns thee not, that it is her wish the ceremony should go on — Is it not, Isabella, my dear?””
“Boston rowdies mob an English intermeddler with the ticklish matters of our national policy, and English rowdies mob an Austrian”
“I have come upon an unpleasant errand -- an affair, indeed, which ought to be no business of mine; but sometimes, when you care a little for some one, you don't mind running the risk of being treated as an intermeddler.”
“We are the only people who account him that takes no share in politics, not as an intermeddler in nothing, but one who is good for nothing.”
“In answer to Tilden's protest against this treatment, Tweed loudly informed him that he represented no one but himself, that he had neither influence nor standing in the city, that he was an intermeddler with things that did not concern him, and a general nuisance.”
“John Quincy Adams, once President, but now a senile intermeddler, had been presenting petitions in Congress from various constituencies for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia.”
“He had seen the reformer, the intermeddler, in his native lair in Vermont.”
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