What does dawdle mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term 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.


  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

  2. Dawdle(verb)

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

  3. Dawdle(noun)

    a dawdler

  4. Origin: [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.]


  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

© Definitions.net