1350–1400; Middle English; see wade, -le; compare German watteln (Source: dictionary.com)
Late 16th century perhaps a frequentative of wade. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Waddled
verb (used without object)
- to walk with short steps, swaying or rocking from side to side, as a duck.
- to move in any similar, slow, rocking manner; wobble:
- an act or instance of waddling, especially a waddling gait.
- a swaying gait or motion
- to walk with short steps, rocking slightly from side to side
- Walk with short steps and a clumsy swaying motion.
- A waddling gait.
- : to walk with short steps swinging the forepart of the body from side to side
- : to move clumsily in a manner suggesting a waddle
- : an awkward clumsy swaying gait
Example sentences for Waddled
- The next day “I marched in—or more like waddled in—to see Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in their office.”
- He waddled when he walked, books under arm and sheets of paper in hand–a happily disheveled image that made me grin.
- As soon as the landing was effected Buster waddled clumsily ashore.
- As they waddled closer they puffed under the weight of heavy belts sagging with rows of odd, translucent instruments.
- When the train pulled out, the old contractor slid off the express truck and waddled over to his automobile.
- Then she faced about and waddled over to the tree, up which were the cubs.
- Whereat she waddled to the table to wait for the hot cakes to arrive.
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