Definition of muddler in English:

muddler

noun

  • 1A person who creates muddles, especially because of a disorganized method of thinking or working.

    • ‘This reviewer, however, questions whether Bryan was such a muddler as Secretary of State.’
    • ‘Evelyn Waugh might have dismissed them as pathetic muddlers who did not belong in the church.’
    • ‘People get lazy, looking for a savior, and instead just end up with another muddler.’
  • 2A type of fly used in trout-fishing.

    • ‘Rolled muddlers, tied-down minnows, mickey finns, chum and coho fry are just a few of the patterns soon to be presented by eager fly-fishers.’
    • ‘I ignored her, concentrating instead on casting my muddler minnow into the river.’
    • ‘Muddlers can be readily adapted to address most fishing opportunities you meet.’
    • ‘If you're fishing some choppy water why not try a muddler minnow across the surface.’
    • ‘Nothing beats seeing a fish chase a muddler as you strip it across the surface.’
  • 3A stick used to stir cocktails.

    • ‘Sam recommends using a good muddler (a small baseball bat-like bar tool).’
    • ‘Using a muddler, mash the limes thoroughly with the sugar.’
    • ‘Have you heard of using that muddler to actually muddle the sugar, lime and mint?’
    • ‘If you don't have a muddler, a small wooden pestle will do just fine. Add the mint, a touch of soda and two teaspoons of sugar to your mixing glass.’
    • ‘Soon, the muddler went from curiosity to an essential tool behind any cutting-edge bar.’
    • ‘I'm lucky in that regard inasmuch as Chris Gallagher, a friend who took one of my very first bartender training classes, now offers handmade, superb muddlers that he markets.’
    • ‘She disappeared into the basement to grab shakers and strainers and muddlers and all the rest of the equipment the class would need to get them through the afternoon session.’

Pronunciation

muddler

/ˈmʌd(ə)lə/