verb (used without object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
verb (used with object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
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Origin of dawdle
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OTHER WORDS FROM dawdledawdler, noundaw·dling·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for dawdle
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
The pinch of necessity had come at last: the world no longer offered him the life of an elegant dawdler.Washington Irving|Henry W. Boynton
Indeed, I was a confirmed dawdler almost before I was able to think or act for myself.Parkhurst Boys|Talbot Baines Reed