Main meanings of daddle in English

: daddle1daddle2daddle3

daddle1

Pronunciation /ˈdadl/

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noun

slang, dialect, archaic
  • The hand or fist. Frequently in "tip us your daddle": ‘give me your hand’.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in New Flash Song-book. Origin unknown; compare -le.

Main meanings of daddle in English

: daddle1daddle2daddle3

daddle2

Pronunciation /ˈdadl/

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verb

informal, dialect
  • To pass or spend time idly or frivolously; to move slowly, to dawdle.

Origin

Late 17th century. From a first element of uncertain origin, apparently expressing unsteady motion + -le.

Main meanings of daddle in English

: daddle1daddle2daddle3

daddle3

Pronunciation /ˈdadl/

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verb

rare
  • To cheat, trick, swindle.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894), writer. Apparently a variant or alteration of diddle.

Pronunciation

daddle

/ˈdadl/