Simple Definition of sidle
: to move close to someone in a quiet or secret way
: to go or move with one side forward
Full Definition of sidle
sidlingplay \ˈsīd-liŋ, ˈsī-dəl-iŋ\
: to go or move with one side foremost especially in a furtive advance
: to cause to move or turn sideways
Examples of sidle in a sentence
He sidled up to me and slipped me a note.
She sidled over and whispered, “Do you see that guy?”.
She sidled through the narrow opening.
Origin and Etymology of sidle
probably back-formation from 2sideling
First Known Use: 1577
SIDLE Defined for Kids
Definition of sidle for Students
: to go or move with one side forward <The crab sidled away.>
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