Dawdled
Dawdle Daw"dle (d[add]"d'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dawdled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dawdling}.] [Cf. {Daddle}.] To waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter. [1913 Webster]

Come some evening and dawdle over a dish of tea with me. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

We . . . dawdle up and down Pall Mall. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


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