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toddle

[ tod-l ]
/ ˈtɒd l /
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verb (used without object), tod·dled, tod·dling.
to move with short, unsteady steps, as a young child.
noun
the act of toddling.
an unsteady gait.
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Origin of toddle

First recorded in 1490–1500; to(tter) + (wa)ddle
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British Dictionary definitions for toddle

toddle
/ (ˈtɒdəl) /

verb (intr)
to walk with short unsteady steps, as a child does when learning to walk
(foll by off) jocular to depart
(foll by round, over, etc) jocular to stroll; amble
noun
the act or an instance of toddling

Word Origin for toddle

C16 (Scottish and northern English): of obscure origin
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