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waddle

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verb wad·dle \ˈwä-dəl\

Simple Definition of waddle

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of waddle

waddled

waddling

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

waddler

play \ˈwäd-lər, ˈwä-dəl-ər\ noun

Examples of waddle in a sentence

  1. He waddled down the hallway.

  2. A fat goose waddled across the yard.



Origin and Etymology of waddle

frequentative of wade


First Known Use: 1592


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waddle

noun wad·dle

Definition of waddle

  1. :  an awkward clumsy swaying gait



1691

First Known Use of waddle

1691

Rhymes with waddle


WADDLE Defined for Kids

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waddle

play
verb wad·dle \ˈwä-dəl\

Definition of waddle for Students

waddled

waddling

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




2

waddle

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noun wad·dle

Definition of waddle for Students

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





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