Definition of muddler in US English:

muddler

noun

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

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

    • ‘Nothing beats seeing a fish chase a muddler as you strip it across the surface.’
    • ‘If you're fishing some choppy water why not try a muddler minnow across the surface.’
    • ‘I ignored her, concentrating instead on casting my muddler minnow into the river.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Muddlers can be readily adapted to address most fishing opportunities you meet.’
  • 3A stick used to stir mixed drinks.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sam recommends using a good muddler (a small baseball bat-like bar tool).’
    • ‘Have you heard of using that muddler to actually muddle the sugar, lime and mint?’
    • ‘Using a muddler, mash the limes thoroughly with the sugar.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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

/ˈmədlər//ˈmədlər/