wintle

verb
win·tle | \ ˈwi-nᵊl , ˈwin-tᵊl \
wintled; wintling\ˈwin(t)-liŋ; ˈwi-nᵊl-iŋ, 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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