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Meaning of TOTTER

Pronunciation:  'tâtur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
  2. [v]  walk unsteadily, as of small children
  3. [v]  move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
 

TOTTER is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: coggle, dodder, paddle, seesaw, teeter, toddle, waddle
 
 See Also: careen, move, shift, sway, tilt, walk, wobble

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tot"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tottered}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Tottering}.] [Probably for older tolter; cf. AS.
tealtrian to totter, vacillate. Cf.{Tilt} to incline,
{Toddle}, {Tottle}, {Totty}.]
1. To shake so as to threaten a fall; to vacillate; to be
   unsteady; to stagger; as,an old man totters with age. ``As
   a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.''
   --Ps. lxii. 3.

2. To shake; to reel; to lean; to waver.

         Troy nods from high, and totters to her fall.
                                               --Dryden.

 

 

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