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Waddle meaning

waddle - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. walk unsteadily; " small children toddle"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it.
  4. 4. To move with short steps, inclining the body from side to side.

waddle - examples of usage

  1. He saw his mother's fat white ducklings creep in and out under the gate, and waddle down to the little pond at the back of the yard; he saw the school house that he had hated so much as a boy, and from which he had so often run away to go a- fishing, or a- bird's- nesting. - "Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland", Olive Schreiner.
  2. They all waddle when they run; and they all fill their stomachs before dinner with sloppy tea. - "Man and Wife", Wilkie Collins.
  3. Here is one now,- Shepherd's, they call it,- a great whitewashed barn of a thing, perched on stilts of stone, and looking for all the world as though it were just resting here a moment and might be expected to waddle off down the road at almost any time. - "The Souls of Black Folk", W. E. B. Du Bois.
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