from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To throw into confusion or disorder.
  • v. To render maudlin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To throw onto confusion or disorder; to render maudlin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render maudlin; throw into confusion or disorder.


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  • But I tell you, Mr. Farwell, and you take it for truth, when Jerry begins to maudle about repentance, it's just before a-- debauch.

    The Place Beyond the Winds


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  • That made his lordship laugh, but he told her that he could not permit her to be everlastingly maudling her inside with such stuff as ratafia, and bade her drink it up like a good girl.

    —Georgette Heyer, Friday's Child

    'Maudle' is a back-formation from 'maudlin'.

    January 14, 2009