Muddle is defined as to mix up, confuse or think in a confused way, or to mix up a drink.(verb)
The definition of a muddle is a confusion.(noun)
An example of a muddle is a switching of a group of students' exams.
See muddle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < mud + -le
See muddle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb mud·dled, mud·dling, mud·dles verb, transitive
Origin: Possibly from obsolete Dutch moddelen, to make water muddy
Origin: , from Middle Dutch
Origin: , frequentative of *modden, to make muddy
Origin: , from modde, mud.
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