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wintle

play
verb win·tle \ˈwi-nəl, ˈwin-təl\

Definition of wintle

wintled

wintling

play \ˈwin(t)-liŋ; ˈwi-nəl-iŋ, ˈwin-təl-\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 Scottish :  stagger, reel

  3. 2 Scottish :  wriggle



Origin and Etymology of wintle

perhaps from Dutch dialect windtelen to reel


First Known Use: 1786


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