waddle

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PIE root
*weh₂dʰ-

From Middle English *wadlen, frequentative form of waden, equivalent to wade +‎ -le. Compare Old High German wadalōn ‎(to roam; wander), Middle High German wadelen, wedelen ‎(to wander; rove), German wedeln ‎(to waggle). First known use in English in a version of the Song of Roland around the year 1400. (Source:OED online)

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waddle ‎(plural waddles)

  1. A swaying gait.

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waddle ‎(third-person singular simple present waddles, present participle waddling, simple past and past participle waddled)

  1. (intransitive) To walk with short steps, tilting the body from side to side.

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