puddle

[ puhd-l ]
/ ˈpʌd l /

noun

verb (used with object), pud·dled, pud·dling.

verb (used without object), pud·dled, pud·dling.

to wade in a puddle: The children were puddling.
to be or become puddled: The backyard was puddling.

Nearby words

  1. pudding club,
  2. pudding stone,
  3. pudding-pipe tree,
  4. puddinghead,
  5. puddingwife,
  6. puddle-jumper,
  7. puddling,
  8. puddock,
  9. pudency,
  10. pudendal artery

Origin of puddle

1300–50; (noun) Middle English puddel, podel, pothel, apparently diminutive of Old English pudd ditch, furrow (akin to Low German pudel puddle); (v.) late Middle English pothelen, derivative of the noun

Related formspud·dler, nounpud·dly, adjectiveun·pud·dled, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for puddle

puddle

/ (ˈpʌdəl) /

noun

verb

Derived Formspuddler, nounpuddly, adjective

Word Origin for puddle

C14 podel, diminutive of Old English pudd ditch, of obscure origin

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