|Origin:||mesler, medler, from Latin miscere 'to mix'|
to deliberately try to influence or change a situation that does not concern you, or that you do not understand [= interfere]
I don't like other people meddling in the way I run this prison.
He accused the US of meddling in China's internal affairs.
I'm not the sort of newspaper owner who meddles with editorial policy.
2 British English
to touch something which you should not touch, especially in a careless way that might break it
You have no right to come in here meddling with my things.
—meddler noun [countable]
—meddling noun [uncountable]
—meddling adjective [only before noun]