What does dandle mean?

Definitions for dandle
ˈdæn dldan·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dandle(verb)

    move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees

  2. dandle(verb)

    pet

    "the grandfather dandled the small child"

Wiktionary

  1. dandle(Verb)

    To move up and down on one's knee or in one's arms, in affectionate play, as an infant.

    Etymology: Compare German dändeln, Old Dutch and Provincial German danten, German tand; Scots dandill.

  2. dandle(Verb)

    To treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet.

    Etymology: Compare German dändeln, Old Dutch and Provincial German danten, German tand; Scots dandill.

  3. dandle(Verb)

    To play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle.

    Etymology: Compare German dändeln, Old Dutch and Provincial German danten, German tand; Scots dandill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dandle(verb)

    to move up and down on one's knee or in one's arms, in affectionate play, as an infant

    Etymology: [Cf. G. dndeln to trifly, dandle, OD. & Prov. G. danten, G. tand trifly, prattle; Scot. dandill, dander, to go about idly, to trifly.]

  2. Dandle(verb)

    to treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet

    Etymology: [Cf. G. dndeln to trifly, dandle, OD. & Prov. G. danten, G. tand trifly, prattle; Scot. dandill, dander, to go about idly, to trifly.]

  3. Dandle(verb)

    to play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle

    Etymology: [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

  1. Dandle

    dan′dl, v.t. to play with: to fondle or toss in the arms, as a baby. [Prob. Teut.; cf. Ger. tändelntand, a toy.]

How to pronounce dandle?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dandle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dandle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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