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Webster

English Word:

waddle


English Pronunciation:

wad•dle


Intransitive Verb:


⇨Etymology

imperfect & past participle Waddled; present participle & verbal noun Waddling.; Freq. of wade; confer (Anglo-Saxon) waedlian to beg, from wadan to go. See Wade.


⇨Definition

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. (Shakespeare) She drawls her words, and waddles in her pace. Young.



Transitive Verb:


⇨Definition

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



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

First known use in English in a version of the Song of Roland around the year 1400. (Source:OED online)


Noun:

waddle (plural waddles) A swaying gait.


Verb:

waddle (third-person singular simple present waddles, present participle waddling, simple past and past participle waddled) (intransitive) To walk with short steps, tilting the body from side to side.


Anagrams:

dawdle


Reference:

waddle

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6.wadcutter
7.wadd
8.waddie
9.wadding
10.waddle
11.waddler
12.waddlingly
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16.Wade
17.wade in
18.wade through
19.wadeite
20.wader
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