An example of to meddle is for a person to involve herself in her best friend's love life.
intransitive verb-·dled, -·dling
- to concern oneself with or take part in other people's affairs without being asked, welcomed, or needed; interfere (in or with)
- to tamper (with)
- Obs. to mingle; combine
Origin of meddleMiddle 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
intransitive verbmed·dled, med·dling, med·dles
- To intrude into other people's affairs or business; interfere.
- To handle something carelessly or ignorantly; tamper: Don't meddle with my cell phone!
Origin of meddleMiddle 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.
(third-person singular simple present meddles, present participle meddling, simple past and past participle meddled)