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driv·el / ˈdrivəl/ • n. silly nonsense: don't talk such drivel! • v. (driv·eled , driv·el·ing ; Brit. driv·elled, driv·el·ling) [intr.] 1. talk nonsense: he was driveling on about the glory days. 2. archaic let saliva or mucus flow from the mouth or nose; dribble. DERIVATIVES: driv·el·er (Brit. driv·el·ler) n.

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drivel dribble, slaver; talk foolishly. XIV. ME. drevele, dryuele, repr. OE. dreflian (in prp. glossing medL. reumaticus rheumy); perh. rel. to DRAFF; see -LE 2.