verb (used without object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
verb (used with object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
Origin of dawdle
Related formsdaw·dler, noundaw·dling·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for dawdle
I wandered on down the corridor to the elevator, to dawdle and not run into coarrivals.
I don't see how women can dawdle away their time so, when they've small families.Helen Grant's Schooldays|Amanda M. Douglas
Letters from Serbia seemed to dawdle unconscionably by the way.Far to Seek|Maud Diver
How can they expect to do anything if they dawdle away their time in this way!Parkhurst Boys|Talbot Baines Reed