verb (used without object), si·dled, si·dling.
Origin of sidle
Examples from the Web for sidle
He resisted the lures of the buckle bunnies who linger late in a rodeo arena, looking to sidle up against the winners.
Best Seat in the House: Sidle up to the glossy bar in the Lobby; reserve a table near the fireplace in the Punch Room.Where to Fall in Love—or Just Get Drunk—on Valentine’s Day|Condé Nast Traveler|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sidle up to the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel, the alleged originator of the Bloody Mary.
Look in my face while I snuff the sidle of evening, Talk honestly, for no one else hears you, and I stay only a minute longer.
However, now is the chance to sidle up to the newly engaged royal—or at least a faux version of him.
An' I tole Cap'n that I've got kind o' superstitious 'bout them boats as make a near call an' then sidle off.Janet of the Dunes|Harriet T. Comstock
He could whirl her, dip her, sidle her, lead or pursue her; and she obeyed his will as instantly as if he were her owner.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
Zouche shrugged his shoulders, and began to sidle aimlessly along the roadway.Temporal Power|Marie Corelli
The ants cannot recognise one another apart; they show their mandibles, and then sidle away in a panic.The Forerunners|Romain Rolland
The eleventh is a new hole, when we sidle along the railway; and then we drive out to sea once more at the Fox.The Golf Courses of the British Isles|Bernard Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for sidle
Word Origin for sidle
Word Origin and History for sidle
"to move or go sideways," 1690s, back-formation from obsolete Middle English sidlyng (adv.) "obliquely, sideways; aslant; laterally" (early 14c., perhaps in Old English), from side (n.) + adverbial suffix -ling; altered on analogy of verbs ending in -le. Related: Sidled; sidling. Old English had sidlingweg (n.) "sidelong-way, oblique road."