Definitions for dangler
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dan•gleˈdæŋ gəl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling
(v.i.)to hang loosely, esp. with a swaying motion.
to hang around or follow a person, as if seeking favor or attention.
(v.t.)to cause to dangle; hold or carry swaying loosely.
to offer as an inducement.
(n.)the act of dangling.
something that dangles.
Idioms for dangle:
keep someone dangling,to keep someone in a state of uncertainty.
Origin of dangle:
1580–90; expressive word akin to Norw, Sw dangla, Dan dangle dangle
one who dangles about others, especially after women.
one who dangles about or after others, especially after women; a trifler