waddle

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Etymology[edit]

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)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɒd.əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑd.əl/, [ˈwɑɾ.ɫ̩]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒdəl
  • Rhymes: -ædəl

Noun[edit]

waddle (plural waddles)

  1. A squat, swaying gait.
    the waddle of a duck

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Verb[edit]

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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