Meaning of ADDLE in English

ADDLE

I. ˈa-d ə l adjective

Etymology: Middle English adel filth, from Old English adela; akin to Middle Low German adele liquid manure

Date: 1682

1. of an egg : rotten

2. : confused

II. verb

( ad·dled ; ad·dling ˈad-liŋ, ˈa-d ə l-iŋ)

Date: 1682

transitive verb

: to throw into confusion : confound

intransitive verb

1. : to become rotten : spoil

2. : to become confused

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.