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Drivel


DRIVEL, verb intransitive drivl. [from the root of drip.]

1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the mouth, like a child, idiot or dotard.

2. To be weak or foolish; to dote; as a driveling hero; driveling love.

DRIVEL, noun

1. Slaver; saliva flowing from the mouth.

2. A driveller; a fool; an idiot. [Not used.]