verb (used without object), si·dled, si·dling.
- sidi ifni,
- sidney, sir philip,
Origin of sidle
Examples from the Web for sidling
Still, Obama sidling up to bondholders should come as no surprise.Barack Obama’s Herbert Hoover Budget a Political Boon for Republicans|Lloyd Green|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They deployed much like Western drug dealers, sidling up to pedestrians to whisper, “Dog, got a dog.”
Sidling along the rear wall of the grand stand, he reached the corner and thrust out his head.Ann Arbor Tales|Karl Edwin Harriman
This made him draw rein, and advance with caution in a sidling and indirect manner.Six Months at the Cape|R.M. Ballantyne
Very warily he made his approaches, sidling down the ledge so as to give his quarry the least possible room for escape.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Chief seemed uneasy, sidling away from the light, snorting and shaking his head.The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
"It is magnificent to be such a willing—" added Schliemann, sidling up to him with a dreadful leer on his face.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
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."