verb (used with object), swad·dled, swad·dling.
Origin of swaddle
Examples from the Web for swaddle
The English approach is to swaddle any attacks with disarming self-deprecation.
The swaddle is a piece of stout cloth about a yard square, to one corner of which is attached a long narrow band.The Syrian Christ|Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
They take a live man, let us say Sergey Golovin, they swaddle him as a doll and they hang him by the neck until he is dead.The Seven who were Hanged|Leonid Andreyev
The one thing she would not buy was a sewing machine to make her own swaddle with, as Ilse economically counselled.The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim
Why don't you swaddle him round with good tight girths, or secure his natural tub with a strong sorb-apple-tree hoop?Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
There would be sad screaming and kicking were I to swaddle mine in stone-work.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
Word Origin for swaddle
c.1300, probably a frequentative form of Old English swaþian (see swathe). Related: Swaddled; swaddling. Phrase swaddling clothes is from Coverdale (1535) translation of Luke ii:7.