verb (used with object), pud·dled, pud·dling.
verb (used without object), pud·dled, pud·dling.
- pudding club,
- pudding stone,
- pudding-pipe tree,
- pudendal artery
Origin of puddle
Examples from the Web for puddle
May they all stand in a puddle and stick their tongues in a Prius charge port.
And when he walks in, the place is dark, but he notices a puddle on the floor.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For some of New Yorkers, though, the dating pool can be a puddle—thanks to the “culture of honor.”
Actors have won Oscars for sassily stepping over a puddle in period clothing (Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love).Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Her’ Performance Deserves Oscar Love|Kevin Fallon|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When he spills his cup of coffee, he first tries to mop the mess with his fingers, then dams up the puddle with toilet paper.Vito Acconci Named Designer of the Year by Design Miami|Blake Gopnik|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When we wanted water, she sought for it in any hole or puddle formed by falling trees or otherwise.
After the licking I went out in the yard and saw the sun in a puddle.Mother|Maksim Gorky
Apparently, Mr. Puddle, you are not familiar with the works of Ahn.The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon|Richard Connell
“Oh, curfew never rings for me,” Penny laughed, side stepping a puddle of water.The Clock Strikes Thirteen|Mildred A. Wirt
Under dry weather conditions, some prefer to puddle the roots; that is, to dip them in thin mud and plant with the mud adhering.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick
Word Origin for puddle
early 14c., "small pool of dirty water," frequentative or diminutive of Old English pudd "ditch," related to German pudeln "to splash in water" (cf. poodle). Originally used of pools and ponds as well.
"to dabble in water, poke in mud," mid-15c., from puddle (n.); extended sense in iron manufacture is "turn and stir (molten iron) in a furnace." Related: Puddled; puddling.