dottle or dot·tel [dot-l] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the plug of half-smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking.

Origin of dottle 1815–25; dial. dot small lump (probably identical with dot1) + -le Examples from the Web for dottel Historical Examples of dottel

  • “My dear Watson,” said Holmes, tapping the dottel of his pipe into his hand.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 9, 1914


  • British Dictionary definitions for dottel dottle dottel noun

    1. the plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking

    Word Origin for dottle C15: diminutive of dot lump; see dot 1

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