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- n. one who drivels.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slaverer; a slabberer; an idiot; a fool.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who drivels; an idiot; a fool.
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So common has it been in this country to caricature the black man, to represent him as a driveler in speech and a buffoon in action, that I am always loath to accept as his those many would-be-witty sayings which, too often, originating with others, have been attributed to him.
And we swear to you, (under correction from the parish vestry, which is entitled to half-a-crown an oath,) that the circulating libraries would make a driveler of Seneca!
The highest inspirations of poetry are resolvable into three ingredients: the rant of unregulated passion, the whining of exaggerated feeling, and the cant of factitious sentiment; and can therefore serve only to ripen a splendid lunatic like Alexander, a puling driveler like Werter, or a morbid dreamer like Wordsworth.
Tell me WHERE, dolt! idiot! driveler! before I twist your neck for you! '
To belong to a peace party was to be either a fanatic, an idiot, or a driveler.
'And,' cried Macer, 'let your priests be but like Fronto, and the eyes of the blindest driveler of you all will be unsealed.
"Answer me as I put the questions, or this musket shall send you to keep the old driveler company: where is your pack?"
— driv·el·er Listen to the pronunciation of driveler \-və-lər\ noun
We all thought she was going when Monckton married her; however, if he had not managed like a driveler, he might have broke her heart nine years ago.”
"Pooh! nonsense! fiddle-de-dee!" exclaimed the other traveler, testily; "do you think, old driveler, that a few hours of moderate weather could weaken, effectually, the ice of a river that has been hard frozen for a week?