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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(noun)

    someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind


  1. dawdler(Noun)

    a person who dawdles or idles

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dawdler(noun)

    one who wastes time in trifling employments; an idler; a trifler

Anagrams of dawdler

  1. waddler

  2. drawled

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