Definitions for Dandleˈdæn dl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dan•dleˈdæn dl(v.t.)-dled, -dling.

  1. to move (as a child) lightly up and down, on one's knee or in one's arms.

  2. to pet; pamper.

Origin of dandle:

1520–30; dand- (obscurely akin to the base of F dandiner to dandle, se dandiner to waddle, and related Romance words) + -le

dan′dler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dandle(verb)

    move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees

  2. dandle(verb)

    pet

    "the grandfather dandled the small child"

Wiktionary

  1. dandle(Verb)

    To move up and down on oneu2019s knee or in oneu2019s arms, in affectionate play, as an infant.

  2. dandle(Verb)

    To treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet.

  3. dandle(Verb)

    To play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle.

  4. Origin: Compare German dändeln, Old Dutch and Provincial German danten, German tand; Scots dandill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dandle(verb)

    to move up and down on one's knee or in one's arms, in affectionate play, as an infant

  2. Dandle(verb)

    to treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet

  3. Dandle(verb)

    to play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle

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