Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To drivel, or drop saliva.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to secrete saliva in anticipation of food
  • verb to secrete saliva upon seeing something nice
  • verb to talk nonsense
  • noun saliva trickling from the mouth

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps alteration of drivel.]

Examples

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

    January 1, 2008

  • Why, that's just drool, SoG! ;-)

    January 1, 2008

  • Don't you mean drivel?

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

    January 1, 2008

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

    January 1, 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

  • 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

  • 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