- Meddle is defined as intrude in someone else's life or business.
An example of to meddle is for a person to involve herself in her best friend's love life.
meddle definition by Webster's New World
- to concern oneself with or take part in other people's affairs without being asked or needed; interfere (in or with)
- to tamper (with)
- Obsolete to mingle; combine
Origin: Middle English medlen ; from Old French medler, mesler (Fr mêler), to mix, hence “mix in,” meddle ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form misculare ; from Classical Latin miscere, to mix
- meddler noun
meddle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb med·dled, med·dling, med·dles
- To intrude into other people's affairs or business; interfere. See Synonyms at interfere.
- To handle something idly or ignorantly; tamper.
Origin: Middle English medlen, from Anglo-Norman medler, variant of Old French mesler, from Vulgar Latin *misculāre, to mix thoroughly, from Latin miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.
- medˈdler noun