verb (used without object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
verb (used with object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
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Origin of dawdle
OTHER WORDS FROM dawdledaw·dler, noundaw·dling·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for dawdling
Angela takes the parish work; and it would be a sin and shame to waste my education in dawdling here.The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)|Charlotte M. Yonge
For another hour he kept patient, dawdling in Turner's place and giving as good as he got in the way of badinage.The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
There is no dawdling among the waiters; they are all busy; every one of them is wanted.A Distinguished Provincial at Paris|Honore de Balzac
"We must not be dawdling here," said the corporal, as soon as the door was closed.The Honor of the Name|Emile Gaboriau
Ruth and Peter are dawdling along, each on their own; I like to shoot through a gallery.The Girl with the Green Eyes|Clyde Fitch