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Webster 1913 Edition


Waddle

Wad′dle

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Waddled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Waddling
.]
[Freq. of
wade
; cf. AS.
wædlian
to beg, from
wadan
to go. See
Wade
.]
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;
as, a child
waddles
when he begins to walk; a goose
waddles
.
Shak.
She drawls her words, and
waddles
in her pace.
Young.

Wad′dle

,
Verb.
T.
To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it.
[R.]
Drayton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Waddle

WADDLE

, v.i.
1.
To move one way and the other in walking; to deviate to one side and the other; to vacillate; as, a child waddles when he begins to walk; very fat peole walk with a kind of waddling pace. So we say, a duck or a goose waddles.
2.
To walk with a waddling motion.
And hardly waddles forth to cool

Definition 2021


waddle

waddle

English

Noun

waddle (plural waddles)

  1. A swaying gait.

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Verb

waddle (third-person singular simple present waddles, present participle waddling, simple past and past participle waddled)

  1. (intransitive) To walk with short steps, tilting the body from side to side.

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