A baby with drool or drivel coming from her lip.
An example of drivel is idle and untrue gossip about celebrities or conversations about the weather that have no meaning or purpose.
- to let saliva flow from one's mouth; drool; slobber
- to speak in a silly or stupid manner
Origin of drivelMiddle English drivelen ; from Old English dreflian, to slobber, probably akin to draff
- Now Rare saliva running from the mouth
- silly, stupid talk; childish nonsense; twaddle
verbdriv·eled, driv·el·ing, driv·els or driv·elled or driv·el·ling
- To slobber; drool.
- To flow like spittle or saliva.
- To talk stupidly or childishly.
- To allow to flow from the mouth.
- To say (something) stupidly.
- Saliva flowing from the mouth.
- Stupid or senseless talk.
Origin of drivelMiddle English drevelen, from Old English dreflian.
(third-person singular simple present drivels, present participle driveling or drivelling, simple past and past participle driveled or drivelled)
From Old English dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver.