Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Feeble; mean-spirited; pusillanimous.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He became very tired of Glendochart's "daidling," and of the over-delicacy of his attentions.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • 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.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • ` ` The deil's in the daidling body, 'muttered Jeanie between her teeth; ` ` wha wad hae thought o his daikering out this length?' '

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "The deil's in the daidling body," muttered Jeanie between her teeth;

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • “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.

    Old Mortality

  • "Shepstone -- Shepstone!" she cried, "a useless, daidling body!

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • "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.

    Old Mortality, Volume 1.

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