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1waddle

verb wad·dle \ˈwä-dəl\

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

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

Full Definition of WADDLE

intransitive verb
1
:  to walk with short steps swinging the forepart of the body from side to side
2
:  to move clumsily in a manner suggesting a waddle
wad·dler \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

2waddle

noun

Definition of WADDLE

:  an awkward clumsy swaying gait

First Known Use of WADDLE

1691

Rhymes with WADDLE

WADDLED Defined for Kids

1waddle

verb wad·dle \ˈwä-dəl\
wad·dledwad·dling

Definition of WADDLE for Kids

:  to walk with short steps swaying like a duck

2waddle

noun

Definition of WADDLE for Kids

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

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