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puddle

[ puhd-l ]
/ ˈpʌd l /
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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.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM puddle

puddler, nounpuddly, adjectiveun·pud·dled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for puddle

puddle
/ (ˈpʌdəl) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of puddle

puddler, nounpuddly, adjective

Word Origin for puddle

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