Origin of puddling
verb (used with object), pud·dled, pud·dling.
verb (used without object), pud·dled, pud·dling.
Origin of puddle
Related Words for puddlingloiter, mess, dabble, fidget, fool, interfere, niggle, poke, doodle, puddle, tinker, fiddle, fritter, potter, repair, play, toy, monkey, putter, fix
Examples from the Web for puddling
Historical Examples of puddling
Punchings and drillings are also treated by the process known as puddling.Life in a Railway Factory
I couldn't think of puddling around in a little bit of water.Brother Billy
Frances Maragret Fox
The buffaloes are puddling up the soil before the seed is planted.The Romance of Plant Life
G. F. Scott Elliot
Puddling had been invented, but not successfully used before.Inventions in the Century
William Henry Doolittle
You been puddling aqua vitae, dang my buttons an you bean't.With Drake on the Spanish Main
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.