Main meanings of widdle-waddle in English

: widdle-waddle1widdle-waddle2

widdle-waddle1

verb

  • no object To walk unsteadily or with a waddling movement.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Giovanni Torriano (fl. 1640). Reduplication (with vowel variation) of waddle.

Pronunciation

widdle-waddle

/ˈwɪdlˌwɒdl/

Main meanings of widdle-waddle in English

: widdle-waddle1widdle-waddle2

widdle-waddle2

adverb

  • In an unsteady or waddling manner (in later use especially one resembling the gait of a duck).

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Alexander Brome (1620–1666), poet and lawyer. From widdle-waddle.

Pronunciation

widdle-waddle

/ˈwɪdlˌwɒdl/