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ˈwɒd lwad·dle

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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"


  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

  3. Origin: [Freq. of wade; cf. AS. wdlian to beg, from wadan to go. See Wade.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Waddle

    wod′l, v.i. to take short steps and move from side to side in walking.—n. a clumsy, rocking gait.—n. Wadd′ler.—adv. Wadd′lingly, with a waddling gait. [Perh. wade.]


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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