Definitions

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  • n. Someone who drivels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who dribbles
  • n. someone whose talk is trivial drivel

Etymologies

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drivel +‎ -er

Examples

  • A member of the other team stands in the middle of the circle and puts a dwile on the end of a stick (the "driveller").

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  • Books, and Latin and Greek! upon my faith, a pretty wife the old gentleman has been so good as to find me! why he must be a downright driveller! '

    Camilla

  • And, to leave this miserable driveller without a pretence for his cowardice, the Prince asks it as a personal favour of me, forsooth, not to press my just and reasonable request at this moment.

    Waverley

  • Out upon the fool! the driveller! he still savours of the golden age!

    The Clouds

  • I can smash Shakspeare; I can prove Milton to be a driveller, or the contrary: but, for preference, take, as I have said, the abusive line.

    Punch, or the London Charivari. Volume 1, July 31, 1841

  • Here again is a new idea that is marvellous and strange, and which another would not have thought of; as for myself I would not have believed anyone who had told me of it, I would have treated him as a driveller.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • Maimoune ceased laughing, she cried, Good, good, very good; you would have me then believe all that you have told me: I thought you designed to entertain me with something surprising and extraordinary, and you have been talking all this while like a driveller!

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments - Volume 01

  • It has been a matter of great surprise on the part of many, that one who is so confessedly superior in the criticism of classical poetry, whose ear was so exquisitely sensitive and accurate when awakened by ancient lyres, should prove himself such a driveller in the presence of the grandest cathedral-music of modern times.

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • What will she not attempt with that old driveller? '

    The Flaw in the Sapphire

  • If Pepys had written his Diary for publication he would have been left to oblivion as a driveller.

    The Making Of A Novelist An Experiment In Autobiography

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