Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of pootle.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Everyone knows Rovers are powered by a bag of old clocks and not capable of any speed other than 'pootling'Clearly a few elements missing from the attempt made by our plucky Cornishman.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The team went to work, with ace tracker Steve pootling along the valley in search of turds containing the right sort of bones and fur, while insect expert George entertained us with his foghorn enthusiasm and unusual tolerance to having giant bugs in his hair.

    Lost Land of the Tiger; Unequal Opportunities; Excluded; Spooks; Seven Days

  • The sixth series of The Apprentice at last kicked off after months waiting for Alan Sugar to stop pootling around in his baronial robes trying to help fish Britain out of the toilet and return to the important job of looking cross on television.

    Rewind TV: The Apprentice; The Song of Lunch; The Genius of British Art

  • I've always thought I'd make a better time trialler than climber – I've always been much better at pootling to the shops than tearing round a BMX track with my mates.

    Tour de France 2010: Stage 17 - as it happened

  • The broom wagon is a nasty cycling institution where the stragglers, pootling along quite nicely, are suddenly swept up and out of the race for being too slow.

    Fancy a go at the Tour de France?

  • Because, in the annals of western politics, who, except perhaps one of the Borgias – perhaps the one who became pope and, if memory serves, slept with a chocolate statue of himself – willingly invites the cameras in to watch him pootling around in a lilac dressing gown with his dog?

    Rewind TV: Any Human Heart; Mandelson: The Real PM?; JFK: The Making of Modern Politics; Peep Show

  • Even the big stuff can seem pootling in its shadow.

    Rolling World Cup nostalgia is the only sporting show in town

  • I was pootling back from the beach-side prom great pier, by the way, packed with vintage amusements – try the automated Gypsy Fortune Teller, when I came across a second beach which, thinking I'd got my directions wrong, or entered some Alice-like Wonderland, I mistook for the first beach and got in a right old tizz.

    Let's move to Teignmouth, Devon

  • Anyway, gentleman that he is, Eric insisted on lugging all my health visiting community public health nursing accoutrements to the car and we've been out pootling along the highways and byways of Devon and what a great time we've had.

    Ears on Wheels 5 : I take Eric out for the day

  • Anyway, gentleman that he is, Eric insisted on lugging all my health visiting community public health nursing accoutrements to the car and we've been out pootling along the highways and byways of Devon and what a great time we've had.

    Ears on Wheels 5 : I take Eric out for the day

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