wintle

verb

wintled; wintling ˈwin(t)-liŋ How to pronounce wintle (audio) ˈwi-nᵊl-iŋ How to pronounce wintle (audio)
ˈwin-tᵊl-

intransitive verb

1
Scotland : stagger, reel
2
Scotland : wriggle

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from Dutch dialect windtelen to reel

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wintle was in 1786

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Cite this Entry

“Wintle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wintle. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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