Definitions for waddleˈwɒd l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wad•dleˈwɒd l(v.; n.)-dled, -dling

  1. (v.i.)to walk with short steps, swaying from side to side in the manner of a duck .

  2. to move in any similar, slow, rocking manner; wobble.

  3. (n.)a waddling gait.

Origin of waddle:

1350–1400; ME; see wade , -le


Princeton's WordNet

  1. waddle(verb)

    walking with short steps and the weight tilting from one foot to the other

    "ducks walk with a waddle"

  2. toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, paddle, waddle(verb)

    walk unsteadily

    "small children toddle"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. waddle(verb)ˈwɒd l

    to walk in a way that makes your body move from side to side

    a duck waddling toward the pond


  1. waddle(Noun)

    A swaying gait.

  2. waddle(Verb)

    To walk with short steps, tilting the body from side to side.

  3. Origin: First known use in English in a version of the Song of Roland around the year 1400. (Source:OED online)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waddle(verb)

    to walk with short steps, swaying the body from one side to the other, like a duck or very fat person; to move clumsily and totteringly along; to toddle; to stumble; as, a child waddles when he begins to walk; a goose waddles

  2. Waddle(verb)

    to trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it


  1. Waddle

    Waddle is a populated place in Patton Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, about 3 miles northwest of State College, and located on Buffalo Run Road.


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Anagrams of waddle

  1. dawdle

Translations for waddle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a clumsy, rocking way of walking.

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