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sidle

[ sahyd-l ]
/ ˈsaɪd l /
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verb (used without object), si·dled, si·dling.
to move sideways or obliquely.
to edge along furtively.
noun
a sidling movement.
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Origin of sidle

First recorded in 1690–1700; back formation from sideling (earlier spelling sidling misconstrued as present participle of a verb ending in -le)

OTHER WORDS FROM sidle

si·dling·ly, adverbun·si·dling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sidle

sidle
/ (ˈsaɪdəl) /

verb (intr)
to move in a furtive or stealthy manner; edge along
to move along sideways
noun
a sideways movement

Derived forms of sidle

sidler, noun

Word Origin for sidle

C17: back formation from obsolete sideling sideways
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