Simple Definition of teeter
: to move in an unsteady way back and forth or from side to side
Examples of teeter in a sentence
The pile of books teetered and fell to the floor.
She teetered down the street in her high heels.
Origin and Etymology of teeter
Middle English titeren to totter, reel; akin to Old High German zittarōn to shiver
First Known Use: 1844
Definition of teeter
: seesaw 2b
First Known Use of teeter
Rhymes with teeter
beater, bleater, cheater, eater, fetor, greeter, heater, liter, meeter, meter, peter, pleater, praetor, rhetor, seater, sheeter, skeeter, treater, tweeter
TEETER Defined for Kids
Definition of teeter for Students
: to move unsteadily back and forth or from side to side <Ramona mounted the bicycle and … teetered and wobbled to the corner without falling off. — Beverly Cleary, Ramona Quimby>
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