from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Feeble; mean-spirited; pusillanimous.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He became very tired of Glendochart's "daidling," and of the over-delicacy of his attentions.
And now, "she went on," there's no manner of service in your daidling here, for the young woman is from home, and it's my fear that the old woman is no suitable companion for your father's son.
` ` The deil's in the daidling body, 'muttered Jeanie between her teeth; ` ` wha wad hae thought o his daikering out this length?' '
"The deil's in the daidling body," muttered Jeanie between her teeth;
“He’s but a coward body after a’,” said Cuddie, who was himself by no means deficient in that sort of courage which consists in insensibility to danger; “he’s but a daidling coward body.
"Shepstone -- Shepstone!" she cried, "a useless, daidling body!
"He's but a coward body after a '," said Cuddie, who was himself by no means deficient in that sort of courage which consists in insensibility to danger; "he's but a daidling coward body.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.