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1: pretentious or silly talk or writing [syn: baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle] 2: saliva spilling from the mouth [syn: drool, dribble, drivel, slobber] v 1: be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something; "She was salivating over the raise she anticipated" [syn: salivate, drool] 2: let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled" [syn: drivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber, dribble]
I. verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of drivel Date: 1802 intransitive verb 1. to secrete saliva in anticipation of food a. b. drivel 1 to make an effusive show of pleasure or often envious or covetous appreciation 2. to talk nonsense 3. to express sentimentally or effusively transitive verb II. noun Date: 1869 saliva trickling from the mouth 1. 2. nonsense v. & n. --v.intr. 1 drivel; slobber. 2 (often foll. by over) show much pleasure or infatuation. --n. slobbering; drivelling.
Etymology: contr. of drivel Drool Drool, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Drooled; p. pr. & vb. n. Drooling.] [Contr. fr. drivel.] To drivel, or drop saliva; as, the child drools. His mouth drooling with texts. -- T. Parker.
(drools, drooling, drooled) 1. To drool over someone or something means to look at them with great pleasure, perhaps in an exaggerated or ridiculous way. Fashion editors drooled over every item... Advertisers are already drooling at reports that this might bring 20 million dollars. [ VERB: V over n, V prep disapproval] 2. If a person or animal drools, saliva drops slowly from their mouth. My dog Jacques is drooling on my shoulder. VERB: V
[ v. n. U. S. and parts of England.] Slaver, drivel, drop saliva. absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, baloney, be insane, be stupid, bibble-babble, blabber, blather, blither, bombast, bull, bullshit, burble, bushwa, claptrap, dither, dote, double-talk, dribble, drivel, expectorate, expectoration, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flummery, foam, folderol, froth, fudge, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gas, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, guff, have a demon, hawk, hocus-pocus, hot air, humbug, jabber, jargon, jazz, maunder, mouth-watering, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, ptyalism, rage, ramble, rant, rattle, rave, rhapsodize, rhapsody, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, run amok, run mad, saliva, salivate, salivation, sialagogue, skimble-skamble, slabber, slaver, slobber, spew, spit, spittle, sputum, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, talk nonsense, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor, vaporing, waffle, waffling, wander, water
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