What does dandle mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term dandle:


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.

  2. dandle(Verb)

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

  3. dandle(Verb)

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

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Dandle(verb)

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

  3. Dandle(verb)

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

  4. Origin: [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.]

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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