Definition of mardle in English:

mardle

(also mairdle, merdle, mardel)

noun

Scottish
  • A rabble; an unruly crowd, a group of hangers-on.

noun

English Regional, East Anglian
  • Chat, gossip; an instance of this.

noun

English Regional, East Anglian
  • A pond, especially one used to water cattle.

verb

English Regional, East Anglian
  • no object To gossip, chat; to pass time in this way.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in St. Ninian. From Middle French merdaille from merde + -aille<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Spurdens (d. 1855). Probably from mardle, if the reverse is not the case<br>mid 19th century. Probably from French (obsolete) mardelle brim or border of a well, fountain, spring, etc., variant of margelle from a post-classical Latin derivative of classical Latin margin-, margō<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Notes and Queries. Origin uncertain; perhaps imitative. Compare -le.

Pronunciation

mardle

/ˈmɑːd(ə)l/