from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To walk with short steps that tilt the body from side to side.
- intransitive v. To walk heavily and clumsily with a pronounced sway.
- n. A swaying gait: the waddle of ducks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A swaying gait.
- v. To walk with short steps, tilting the body from side to side.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To walk with short steps, swaying the body from one side to the other, like a duck or very fat person; to move clumsily and totteringly along; to toddle; to stumble
- transitive v. To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sway or rock from side to side in walking; move with short, quick steps, throwing the body from one side to the other; walk in a tottering or vacillating manner; toddle.
- Synonyms Waddle, Toddle. Waddling is a kind of ungainly walking produced by the great weight or natural clumsiness of the walker; toddling is the movement of a child in learning to walk.
- To tread down by wading or waddling through, as high grass.
- n. The act of walking with a swaying or rocking motion from side to side; a clumsy, rocking gait, with short steps; a toddle.
- A dialectal form of wattle.
- n. The wane of the moon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. walk unsteadily
- n. walking with short steps and the weight tilting from one foot to the other
Frequentative of wade.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First known use in English in a version of the Song of Roland around the year 1400. (Source:OED online) (Wiktionary)