Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
wade; cf. AS.
wædlianto beg, from
wadanto go. See
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
waddleswhen he begins to walk; a goose
She drawls her words, and
waddlesin her pace.
To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it.
Webster 1828 Edition
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