imperfect & past participle Waddled; present participle & verbal noun Waddling.; Freq. of wade; confer (Anglo-Saxon) waedlian 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. (Shakespeare) She drawls her words, and waddles in her pace. Young.
To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it. [Rare] Drayton.
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First known use in English in a version of the Song of Roland around the year 1400. (Source:OED online)
waddle (plural waddles) A swaying gait.
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.
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