• To mix together, to mix up; to confuse.
  • To mash slightly for use in a cocktail.
  • To dabble in mud.
  • To make turbid or muddy.
  • To think and act in a confused, aimless way.
  • To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.
  • To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.



  • From Middle Dutch moddelen ("to make muddy"), from modde, mod (Modern Dutch modder). Compare German Kuddelmuddel.

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