from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to reel, to stagger
- v. to wriggle
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To twist; writhe; roll; reel; stagger.
- n. A rolling or reeling motion; a stagger. Also, erroneously, whintle.
perhaps from a Flemish dialect of Dutch windtelen 'to reel' (Wiktionary)