American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To walk with short, unsteady steps.
- v. To walk leisurely; stroll.
- n. An unsteady gait.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To walk feebly; walk with short, tottering steps, as a child or an old man: said especially of children just beginning to walk.
- Synonyms See waddle.
- n. The act of toddling; an uncertain gait with short or feeble steps.
- n. A walk taken in a toddling fashion, as by a child or an invalid; loosely, a careless stroll.
- n. A toddler.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To walk with short, tottering steps, as a child.
- n. A toddling walk.
- v. walk unsteadily
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Lady Molesworth and I have not begun to "toddle" yet, but have exchanged affectionate greetings.”
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“He had been my father's servant before I could toddle, and after my father's death”
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