wintle

verb
win·​tle | \ ˈwi-nᵊl How to pronounce wintle (audio) , ˈwin-tᵊl How to pronounce wintle (audio) \
wintled; wintling\ ˈwin(t)-​liŋ How to pronounce wintling (audio) ; ˈwi-​nᵊl-​iŋ How to pronounce wintling (audio) , ˈwin-​tᵊl-​ \

Definition of wintle

intransitive verb

1 Scotland : stagger, reel
2 Scotland : wriggle

First Known Use of wintle

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wintle

perhaps from Dutch dialect windtelen to reel

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3 Sep 2020

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“Wintle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wintle. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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