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waddle

play
verb wad·dle \ˈwä-dəl\

Simple Definition of waddle

  • : to walk with short steps while moving from side to side like a duck

Full Definition of waddle

wad·dledwad·dling play \ˈwäd-liŋ, ˈwä-dəl-iŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to walk with short steps swinging the forepart of the body from side to side

  3. 2 :  to move clumsily in a manner suggesting a waddle

wad·dler play \ˈwäd-lər, ˈwä-dəl-ər\ noun

Examples of waddle

  1. He waddled down the hallway.

  2. A fat goose waddled across the yard.



Origin of waddle

frequentative of wade


First Known Use: 1592

Rhymes with waddle


2

waddle

noun wad·dle

Definition of waddle

  1. :  an awkward clumsy swaying gait



1691

First Known Use of waddle

1691


WADDLE Defined for Kids

1

waddle

play
verb wad·dle \ˈwä-dəl\

Definition of waddle

wad·dledwad·dling

  1. :  to walk with short steps swaying like a duck




2

waddle

play
noun wad·dle

Definition of waddle

  1. :  a way of walking by taking short steps and swaying from side to side





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