verb (used without object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
verb (used with object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
- davys, john,
- dawes act of 1887,
- dawes plan,
- dawes, charles gates,
- dawes, william
Origin of dawdle
Examples from the Web for dawdler
But he knows that he is just a dawdler compared to Chomsky, the great big mindbender.
He had been called a dawdler and a trifler and a do-nothing.Under Handicap|Jackson Gregory
I am but a dawdler, a do-nothing, the butt and laughing-stock of all brave men.Helmet of Navarre|Bertha Runkle
And a weakling, a dawdler like himself, must reply to a hero like that!The Torrent|Vicente Blasco Ibaez
Word Origin for dawdle
1650s, perhaps a variant of daddle "to walk unsteadily." Perhaps influenced by daw, because the bird was regarded as sluggish and silly. Not in general use until c.1775. Related: Dawdled; dawdling.