Waddle Wad"dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Waddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waddling}.] [Freq. of wade; cf. AS. w[ae]dlian to beg, from wadan to go. See {Wade}.] 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

She drawls her words, and waddles in her pace. --Young. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • waddle — /ˈwɒdl / (say wodl) verb (i) (waddled, waddling) 1. to walk with short steps and swaying or rocking from side to side, as a duck. 2. to move with a similar movement. –noun 3. the act of waddling; a waddling gait. {frequentative of wade} –waddler …   Australian English dictionary

  • waddle — [wäd′əl] vi. waddled, waddling [freq. of WADE] 1. to walk with short steps, swaying from side to side, as a duck does 2. to move clumsily with a motion like this; toddle n. the act of waddling or a waddling gait waddler n …   English World dictionary

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