Definitions

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  • v. To walk unsteadily; totter; dawdle
  • v. To diddle (cheat)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To toddle; to walk unsteadily, like a child or an old man; hence, to do anything slowly or feebly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To walk with tottering steps, like a child or an old man; waddle.
  • n. A large bib or pinafore.
  • n. The hand.

Etymologies

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Probably dade +‎ -le.

Examples

Comments

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  • Indeed! And waddle, come to think of it.

    Interestingly the toddle page's resident etymologiser only offers 'origin unknown'.

    August 12, 2012

  • And toddle.

    August 11, 2012

  • Seems to be lots of semantic overlap between daddle, diddle, doddle and dawdle.

    August 11, 2012