What does dawdle mean?

Definitions for dawdle
ˈdɔd ldaw·dle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dawdle.

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Daddle.]

  2. Dawdle(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Daddle.]

  3. Dawdle(noun)

    a dawdler

    Etymology: [Cf. Daddle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dawdle

    daw′dl, v.i. to waste time by trifling: to act or move slowly.—n. Daw′dler. [Allied to dandle and dandy.]

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How to say dawdle in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dawdle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dawdle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for dawdle

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  • безделнича, шляя сеBulgarian
  • trödeln, Zeit totschlagenGerman
  • velttoilla, vetelehtiäFinnish
  • csellengHungarian
  • bighellonareItalian
  • whakatairuhi, hāmure, tonanawe, taparuruMāori
  • тащиться, мешкать, шляться, медлить, плестись, бездельничать, канителитьсяRussian

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