Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To let saliva run from the mouth; drivel.
  • intransitive v. Informal To make an extravagant show of appreciation or desire.
  • intransitive v. Informal To talk nonsense.
  • transitive v. To let run from the mouth.
  • n. Saliva.
  • n. Informal Senseless talk; drivel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to secrete saliva in anticipation of food
  • v. to secrete saliva upon seeing something nice
  • v. to talk nonsense
  • n. saliva trickling from the mouth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To drivel, or drop saliva.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To slaver, as an infant; drivel; drop saliva.

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

  • n. pretentious or silly talk or writing
  • n. saliva spilling from the mouth
  • v. be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something
  • v. let saliva drivel from the mouth

Etymologies

Perhaps alteration of drivel.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Now only foul gas drools from this organ.

    - Peter Reading, Lapse, from For the Municipality's Elderly, 1974

    June 23, 2008

  • Now only foul gas drools from this organ.

    - Peter Reading, Lapse, from For the Municipality's Elderly, 1974

    June 23, 2008

  • No, I meant drool, SoG--was trying to join in on the WeirdNet fun, but it doesn't seem to work when an actual person tries using the definition. ;->

    January 2, 2008

  • Almost all of the linked dictionaries offer the drivel definition for drool. WordNet lists both definitions, although it strangely has the nonsense definition as the primary synset.

    January 2, 2008

  • I think there is a subliminal confusion over at Weirdnet between drivel and dribble.

    January 1, 2008

  • Don't you mean drivel?

    Actually, I think this is the word WeirdNet is getting confused with drool!

    January 1, 2008

  • Why, that's just drool, SoG! ;-)

    January 1, 2008

  • Intriguing WeirdNet definition! I think of drool as being a noun or verb connected with salivation!

    January 1, 2008