Origin of twaddleearlier twattle, probably variant, variety form of tattle, in twittle-twattle for tittle-tattle
intransitive verb-·dled, -·dling
intransitive verbtwad·dled, twad·dling, twad·dles
Origin of twaddleProbably variant of dialectal twattle perhaps alteration of tattle
(third-person singular simple present twaddles, present participle twaddling, simple past and past participle twaddled)
- To talk or write nonsense; to prattle.
1782, by alteration of twattle (1556), of unknown origin.