Waddled

/ˈwɒd(ə)l/

Origin

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

Waddled

verb (used without object)

  1. to walk with short steps, swaying or rocking from side to side, as a duck.
  2. to move in any similar, slow, rocking manner; wobble:

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Waddled

noun

  1. an act or instance of waddling, especially a waddling gait.
  2. a swaying gait or motion

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Waddled

verb

  1. to walk with short steps, rocking slightly from side to side

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Waddled

verb

  1. Walk with short steps and a clumsy swaying motion.

lexico.com

Waddled

noun

  1. A waddling gait.

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Waddled

verb

  1. : to walk with short steps swinging the forepart of the body from side to side
  2. : to move clumsily in a manner suggesting a waddle

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Waddled

noun

  1. : an awkward clumsy swaying gait

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Example sentences for Waddled

  1. The next day “I marched in—or more like waddled in—to see Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in their office.”
  2. He waddled when he walked, books under arm and sheets of paper in hand–a happily disheveled image that made me grin.
  3. As soon as the landing was effected Buster waddled clumsily ashore.
  4. As they waddled closer they puffed under the weight of heavy belts sagging with rows of odd, translucent instruments.
  5. When the train pulled out, the old contractor slid off the express truck and waddled over to his automobile.
  6. Then she faced about and waddled over to the tree, up which were the cubs.
  7. Whereat she waddled to the table to wait for the hot cakes to arrive.

Related words & Synonyms

totter, wobble, toddle, wiggle, sway, shuffle, rock

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