verb (used without object), si·dled, si·dling.
- sidi ifni,
- sidney, sir philip,
Origin of sidle
Examples from the Web for sidled
President Obama drew close and Reverend Graham sidled up to the president in his sitting chair.When Obama Visited Billy Graham, Each Man Prayed for the Other|Joshua DuBois|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He sidled up to a plainclothes security officer and thrust the box toward him.
So Olear sidled into the all but impenetrable underbrush and slowly, with infinite caution, wormed his way along.Astounding Stories, June, 1931|Various
Betty, having made an excellent breakfast, thank you, slipped from her chair and sidled round the table to me.
All at once Esther sidled timidly towards the balustrade with an instinctive movement, holding her bag out protectingly.The Grandchildren of the Ghetto|Israel Zangwill
Jamie laughed with pleasure, and father and son went each to a window to watch him as he sidled up the street.Pirate Gold|Frederic Jesup Stimson
He only sidled away slowly across the lawn, and then down one of the winding paths among the shrubs and ornamental trees.Quicksilver|George Manville Fenn
Word Origin 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."