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Daddle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Daddle dăd"d'l To toddle; to walk unsteadily, like a child or an old man; hence, to do anything slowly or feebly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • daddle To walk with tottering steps, like a child or an old man; waddle.
    • n daddle A large bib or pinafore.
    • n daddle The hand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Daddle dad′l to walk in an unsteady manner, as a child or very old person: to totter
    • pr.p Daddle dadd′ling; pa.p. dadd′led
    • n Daddle dad′l (slang) the hand.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. freq. of dade,

Usage

In literature:

I'll shake out another reef, matey, and daddle 'em again.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Do you think your breeches' pocket the most proper place to push your daddle into?
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12, Issue 326, August 9, 1828" by Various
Never mind, ducky daddles, we'll know a lot about them six months from now!
"Ethel Morton at Rose House" by Mabell S. C. Smith
They went along, and they went along, and they went along, till they met Ducky-daddles.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
How's a fellow to flap you a daddle in those cuffs, eh?
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
Tip us your daddle, Sir Luke, and I am satisfied.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
They went along, and they went along, and they went along till they met Ducky-daddles.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
They went along, and they went along, and they went along, till they met Ducky-daddles.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Gie us a shak' of thy daddle!
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
I'll shake out another reef, matey, and daddle 'em again.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He said quite suddenly, 'This gentleman now can make use of his daddles.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
I'll shake out another reef, matey, and daddle 'em again.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mr. Deputy Diddle-daddle was tall and thin, and serious and slow of speech, with the solemn composure of an undertaker.
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1." by Samuel Warren
But you've not managed badly to wangle a 'second', have you, Snowy and Daddles?
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
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