Definitions for dawdleˈdɔd l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

daw•dle*ˈdɔd l(v.)-dled, -dling.

  1. (v.i.)to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter.

  2. to saunter.

  3. (v.t.)to waste (time) by or as if by trifling (usu. fol. by away):

    We dawdled away the whole morning.

* Syn: See loiter.

Origin of dawdle:

1650–60; var. of daddle to toddle

daw′dler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. linger, dawdle(verb)

    take one's time; proceed slowly

  2. dally, dawdle(verb)

    waste time

    "Get busy--don't dally!"

  3. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind(verb)

    hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Wiktionary

  1. dawdle(Verb)

    To spend time idly and unfruitfully, to waste time.

  2. dawdle(Verb)

    To spend (time) without haste or purpose.

  3. dawdle(Verb)

    To move or walk lackadaisically.

    If you dawdle on your daily walk, you won't get as much exercise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dawdle(verb)

    to waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter

  2. Dawdle(verb)

    to waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning

  3. Dawdle(noun)

    a dawdler


Translations for dawdle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dawdle(verb)

to waste time especially by moving slowly

Hurry up, and don't dawdle!

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