- to move unsteadily.
- to ride a seesaw; teetertotter.
- to tip (something) up and down; move unsteadily.
- a seesaw motion; wobble.
- a seesaw; teetertotter.
Origin of teeter
Related Words for teeteredtotter, tremble, dangle, stagger, lurch, seesaw, waver, falter, flutter, reel, stumble, topple, quiver, stammer, wiggle, rock, pivot, balance, sway, weave
Examples from the Web for teetered
Contemporary Examples of teetered
In the month since elections produced not one but two presidents, the country has teetered on the abyss of violence.Civil War Looms in Ivory Coast
January 3, 2011
Historical Examples of teetered
As she teetered out, it was plain that she was all but in a panic to get away.The Rich Little Poor Boy
He laid the spoon on the rim of the cup again and teetered it.The Pagan Madonna
Friar Mathieu turned and teetered precariously at the top of the steps.The Saracen: The Holy War
"Well—" He teetered a little on his feet and stroked his mustache.Hidden Gold
The great stone in the roof, crumbled by ages, slipped and teetered.Gladiator
- to move or cause to move unsteadily; wobble
- another word for seesaw
Word Origin for teeter
1843, "to seesaw," alteration of Middle English titter "move unsteadily," probably from Old Norse titra "to shake, shiver, totter," related to German zittern "to tremble." Noun teeter-totter "see-saw" is attested from 1905.