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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 ?
All her years she had squatted and waddled there upon the island, gathering legends of the Baratarians and the sea.
Toby never hesitated or swerved, but waddled on in his peculiar rolling fashion.
A fat, unwholesome - looking creature, half native, half Belgian, waddled across the open space towards the hut in which the two strangers had been housed.
He was short and fat, and waddled comically; his eyes were very "slanting," as Rose said; his queue was long, so were his nails; his yellow face was plump and shiny, and he was altogether a highly satisfactory Chinaman.
And the White Duck brought the little creatures up, and they paddled after her in the pond, and caught gold-fish, and hopped upon the bank and waddled about, ruffling their feathers and saying 'Quack, quack' as they strutted about on the green banks of the pond.
It waddled in on its ten short legs, and squatted down before the girl like an obedient puppy.
Late at night they arrived at an inn; and as it was bad travelling in the dark, and the duck seemed much tired, and waddled about a good deal from one side to the other, they made up their minds to fix their quarters there: but the landlord at first was unwilling, and said his house was full, thinking they might not be very respectable company: however, they spoke civilly to him, and gave him the egg which Partlet had laid by the way, and said they would give him the duck, who was in the habit of laying one every day: so at last he let them come in, and they bespoke a handsome supper, and spent the evening very jollily.
She differed from the others in no feature that was appreciable to my earthly eyes, in fact all Mahars look alike to me: but when she crossed the arena after the balance of her female subjects had found their bowlders, she was preceded by a score of huge Sagoths, the largest I ever had seen, and on either side of her waddled a huge thipdar, while behind came another score of Sagoth guardsmen.