move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
"the grandfather dandled the small child"
To move up and down on oneu2019s knee or in oneu2019s arms, in affectionate play, as an infant.
To treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet.
To play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle.
Origin: Compare German dändeln, Old Dutch and Provincial German danten, German tand; Scots dandill.
to move up and down on one's knee or in one's arms, in affectionate play, as an infant
to treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet
to play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle
Origin: [Cf. G. dndeln to trifly, dandle, OD. & Prov. G. danten, G. tand trifly, prattle; Scot. dandill, dander, to go about idly, to trifly.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dan′dl, v.t. to play with: to fondle or toss in the arms, as a baby. [Prob. Teut.; cf. Ger. tändeln—tand, a toy.]
The numerical value of dandle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of dandle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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