verb (used without object), dan·gled, dan·gling.
verb (used with object), dan·gled, dan·gling.
Origin of dangle
Synonyms for dangle
Examples from the Web for danglers
Historical Examples of danglers
Uncle Giles says, “Perhaps they do it to keep off danglers.”Fred Markham in Russia
W. H. G. Kingston
It was also employed as a contemptuous phrase for danglers after young women.Domestic folk-lore
T. F. Thiselton-Dyer
Carmen—it was an old saying of the danglers in the time of Henderson—was a domestic woman except in her own home.That Fortune
Charles Dudley Warner
It was also employed as a contemptuous name for danglers on young women.Folk-lore of Shakespeare
Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Word Origin for dangle
1590s, probably from Scandinavian (cf. Danish dangle, Swedish dangla "to swing about," Norwegian dangla), perhaps via North Frisian dangeln. Related: Dangled; dangling.