[ wot-l ]
/ ˈwɒt l /


verb (used with object), wat·tled, wat·tling.


built or roofed with wattle or wattles.

Nearby words

  1. watteau back,
  2. wattenscheid,
  3. watter,
  4. watterson,
  5. watterson, henry,
  6. wattle and daub,
  7. wattlebird,
  8. wattless component,
  9. wattmeter,
  10. watts

Origin of wattle

before 900; (noun) Middle English wattel, Old English watul covering, akin to wætla bandage; (v.) Middle English wattelen, derivative of the noun

Related formsun·wat·tled, adjective

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wattle

British Dictionary definitions for wattle


/ (ˈwɒtəl) /


verb (tr)


made of, formed by, or covered with wattle
Derived Formswattled, adjective

Word Origin for wattle

Old English watol; related to wethel wrap, Old High German wadal, German Wedel


Midland English dialect of poor quality
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for wattle
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper