dawdler


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daw·dle

 (dôd′l)
v. daw·dled, daw·dling, daw·dles
v.intr.
1. To take more time than necessary: dawdled through breakfast.
2. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically: dawdling on the way to work.
v.tr.
To waste (time) by idling: dawdling the hours away.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal daddle, to diddle.]

daw′dler n.
daw′dling·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dawdler - someone who takes more time than necessarydawdler - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
lingerer, loiterer - someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place
slowcoach, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud, plodder - someone who moves slowly; "in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach"
potterer, putterer - a person who putters about
straggler, strayer - someone who strays or falls behind

dawdler

noun
Translations
مُتَسَكِّع، مُتَباطِئ
flákačlouda
smøler
hangsari
zaháľač
ağırdan alan / oyalanan kimse

dawdler

[ˈdɔːdləʳ] N (= idler) → holgazán/ana m/f, ocioso/a m/f; (= slowcoach) → rezagado/a m/f

dawdler

nTrödler(in) m(f); (as regards work also) → Bummelant(in) m(f) (inf)

dawdler

[ˈdɔːdləʳ] nbighellone/a, fannullone/a

dawdle

(ˈdoːdl) verb
to waste time especially by moving slowly. Hurry up, and don't dawdle!
ˈdawdler noun
ˈdawdling noun
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