from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To walk unsteadily; totter; dawdle
- v. To diddle (cheat)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To toddle; to walk unsteadily, like a child or an old man; hence, to do anything slowly or feebly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To walk with tottering steps, like a child or an old man; waddle.
- n. A large bib or pinafore.
- n. The hand.
Probably dade + -le. (Wiktionary)