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Related to waddling: waddling gait

wad·dle

 (wŏd′l)
intr.v. wad·dled, wad·dling, wad·dles
1. To walk with short steps that tilt the body from side to side.
2. To walk heavily and clumsily with a pronounced sway.
n.
A swaying gait: the waddle of ducks.

[Frequentative of wade.]

wad′dler n.

waddle

(ˈwɒdəl)
vb (intr)
to walk with short steps, rocking slightly from side to side
n
a swaying gait or motion
[C16: probably frequentative of wade]
ˈwaddler n
ˈwaddling adj
ˈwaddly adj

wad•dle

(ˈwɒd l)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.i.
1. to walk with short steps, swaying from side to side in the manner of a duck.
2. to move in any similar, slow, rocking manner; wobble.
n.
3. a waddling gait.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see wade, -le]
wad′dler, n.
wad′dly, adj.

waddle


Past participle: waddled
Gerund: waddling

Imperative
waddle
waddle
Present
I waddle
you waddle
he/she/it waddles
we waddle
you waddle
they waddle
Preterite
I waddled
you waddled
he/she/it waddled
we waddled
you waddled
they waddled
Present Continuous
I am waddling
you are waddling
he/she/it is waddling
we are waddling
you are waddling
they are waddling
Present Perfect
I have waddled
you have waddled
he/she/it has waddled
we have waddled
you have waddled
they have waddled
Past Continuous
I was waddling
you were waddling
he/she/it was waddling
we were waddling
you were waddling
they were waddling
Past Perfect
I had waddled
you had waddled
he/she/it had waddled
we had waddled
you had waddled
they had waddled
Future
I will waddle
you will waddle
he/she/it will waddle
we will waddle
you will waddle
they will waddle
Future Perfect
I will have waddled
you will have waddled
he/she/it will have waddled
we will have waddled
you will have waddled
they will have waddled
Future Continuous
I will be waddling
you will be waddling
he/she/it will be waddling
we will be waddling
you will be waddling
they will be waddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waddling
you have been waddling
he/she/it has been waddling
we have been waddling
you have been waddling
they have been waddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waddling
you will have been waddling
he/she/it will have been waddling
we will have been waddling
you will have been waddling
they will have been waddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waddling
you had been waddling
he/she/it had been waddling
we had been waddling
you had been waddling
they had been waddling
Conditional
I would waddle
you would waddle
he/she/it would waddle
we would waddle
you would waddle
they would waddle
Past Conditional
I would have waddled
you would have waddled
he/she/it would have waddled
we would have waddled
you would have waddled
they would have waddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waddle - walking with short steps and the weight tilting from one foot to the otherwaddle - walking with short steps and the weight tilting from one foot to the other; "ducks walk with a waddle"
gait - a person's manner of walking
Verb1.waddle - walk unsteadilywaddle - walk unsteadily; "small children toddle"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"

waddle

verb shuffle, shamble, totter, toddle, rock, stagger, sway, wobble a fat woman waddling down the street
Translations
تَمايُليَتَمايَل
kolébat
vraltevralten
vaappua
kacsázáskacsázik
kjagvappa, kjaga
krypavimaskrypuoti
gāzelēšanāsgāzelētiesiet gāzelēdamies
badi badi yürümebadi badi yürümek

waddle

[ˈwɒdl]
A. Nandares mpl de pato
to walk with a waddleandar como un pato
B. VIandar como un pato
she waddled over to the windowfue andando como un pato a la ventana
to waddle in/outentrar/salir andando como un pato

waddle

[ˈwɒdəl] vi
[duck] → se dandiner
to waddle past → passer en se dandinant
[large person] → se dandiner

waddle

nWatscheln nt; to walk with a waddleeinen watschelnden Gang haben
viwatscheln

waddle

[ˈwɒdl] vicamminare come una papera
to waddle in/out → entrare/uscire camminando come una papera

waddle

(ˈwodl) verb
to take short steps and move from side to side in walking (as a duck does). The ducks waddled across the road; The fat old lady waddled down the street.
noun
a clumsy, rocking way of walking.

wad·dle

n. marcha tambaleante, andar anserino.
References in classic literature ?
They waited a good while under the orange trees, till Madame Antoine came back, panting, waddling, with a thousand apologies to explain her absence.
That was easy to see," added the scout, in no degree conscious of having exhibited any extraordinary sagacity; "and a very different matter it was from a waddling horse
Looked at in one way each breadth stands alone, the bloated curves and flourishes--a kind of "debased Romanesque" with delirium tremens--go waddling up and down in isolated columns of fatuity.
In the front rooms of dwellings girls and women were cooking or spinning, and ducks and chickens were waddling in and out, over the threshold, picking up chance crumbs and holding pleasant converse; a very old and wrinkled man sat asleep before his door, with his chin upon his breast and his extinguished pipe in his lap; soiled children were playing in the dirt everywhere along the lane, unmindful of the sun.
Of the geese outside the side-gate who come waddling after me with their long necks stretched out when I go that way, I dream at night: as a man environed by wild beasts might dream of lions.
Tommy Brock was a short bristly fat waddling person with a grin; he grinned all over his face.
So the friar knight got him up gravely, though his eyes twinkled with a cunning light, and laid aside his beloved pie and his cloak and his sword and his buckler, and waded across the stream with waddling dignity.
Only his horned head belonged to a bull; and yet, somehow or other, he looked like a bull all over, preposterously waddling on his hind legs; or, if you happened to view him in another way, he seemed wholly a man, and all the more monstrous for being so.
Totty, however, had descended from her chair with great swiftness, and was already in retreat towards the dairy with a sort of waddling run, and an amount of fat on the nape of her neck which made her look like the metamorphosis of a white suckling pig.
It was birth and brightness for all nature, even for chirping chickens and waddling goslings, and it was to be death and burial for poor, foolish, generous, delightful Bellegarde.
I was leaning against the wall at the time and looking at the geese which were waddling about round my feet, and suddenly an idea came into my head which showed me how I could beat the best detective that ever lived.
As much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth, and it would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an elephantine lizard up Holborn Hill.