from The Century Dictionary.

  • To confuse; perplex; distract; bewilder.
  • To spend in labor.
  • To labor hard; toil.

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

  • intransitive verb Prov. Eng. & Scot. To toil.

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

  • verb intransitive to toil
  • verb intransitive to muddle
  • verb transitive to muddle
  • verb transitive to pester
  • verb transitive to perplex or bewilder
  • verb US, dialect, transitive murder


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  • From WWFTD:

    (origin uncertain)

    Irish & Brit. dial. (also moither, etc.)

    (tv) 1) to perplex, bewilder 2) to distract, bother

    (iv) 1) to talk incoherently: be delirious

    2) to wander about aimlessly or confusedly

    (not to be confused with U.S. vernacular for murder).

    September 29, 2009