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Meaning of WADDLE

Pronunciation:  'wâdl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  walking with a waddling gait; walking with short steps and the weight shifting from one foot to the other
  2. [v]  walk unsteadily, as of small children

WADDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: coggle, dodder, paddle, toddle, totter
 See Also: gait, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wad"dle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Waddled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Waddling}.] [Freq. of wade; cf. AS. w[ae]dlian 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.
  2. \Wad"dle\, v. t.
    To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through
    it. [R.] --Drayton.