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paddle

1
[ pad-l ]
/ 藞p忙d l /
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noun
verb (used without object), pad路dled, pad路dling.
verb (used with object), pad路dled, pad路dling.
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Idioms about paddle

    paddle one's own canoe. canoe (def. 6).

Origin of paddle

1
First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English noun padell 鈥渓ong-handled spade鈥; further origin uncertain; perhaps from Medieval Latin padela, padule

OTHER WORDS FROM paddle

paddler, noun

Other definitions for paddle (2 of 2)

paddle2
[ pad-l ]
/ 藞p忙d l /

verb (used without object), pad路dled, pad路dling.
to move the feet or hands playfully in shallow water; dabble.
to toy with the fingers.
to toddle.

Origin of paddle

2
First recorded in 1520鈥30; origin uncertain; perhaps from Low German paddeln 鈥渢o tramp about鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM paddle

paddler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for paddle (1 of 2)

paddle1
/ (藞p忙dl) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of paddle

paddler, noun

Word Origin for paddle

C15: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for paddle (2 of 2)

paddle2
/ (藞p忙dl) /

verb (mainly intr)
to walk or play barefoot in shallow water, mud, etc
to dabble the fingers, hands, or feet in water
to walk unsteadily, like a baby
(tr) archaic to fondle with the fingers
noun
the act of paddling in water

Derived forms of paddle

paddler, noun

Word Origin for paddle

C16: of uncertain origin
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