Definitions

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.

Etymologies

Probably dade +‎ -le. (Wiktionary)

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