verb (used without object), wad·dled, wad·dling.
- waddesdon manor,
- wade in,
- wade, benjamin franklin,
- wade-giles system
Origin of waddle
Examples from the Web for waddle
That fact can be confirmed by standing on any street corner in any city of the country and watching Americans waddle by.
Through the whole afternoon he snarled at Waddle; but Waddle sat silent, bending over the ledger.Ralph the Heir|Anthony Trollope
He looks good and kind, not at all as though he would ever throw stones at people for the fun of seeing them waddle faster.Tales of a Poultry Farm|Clara Dillingham Pierson
Upon retiring from the Exchange he is said to waddle out of the Alley.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
Miss Waddle's experience of the nobler sex was limited, but her sentiment in the main was a correct one.Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir|May Agnes Fleming
And another: "Their legs have grown crooked with much rowing, till they waddle in their walk like ducks."
Word Origin for waddle
"to walk with short steps," 1590s, frequentative of wade. Related: Waddled; waddling. The noun is recorded from 1690s.