verb \ˈdan-dəl\

: to move (a baby) up and down in your arms or on your knee as a way of playing

dan·dleddan·dling \-(d)liŋ, -dəl-iŋ\

Full Definition of DANDLE

transitive verb
:  to move (as a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knee in affectionate play
:  pamper, pet

Examples of DANDLE

  1. <the college president is a past master at dandling wealthy alumni>

Origin of DANDLE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1530

Rhymes with DANDLE


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