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Word of the Day
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Definitions for sidle

  1. to move sideways or obliquely.
  2. to edge along furtively.
  3. a sidling movement.

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Citations for sidle
I don't want to sidle up to the wrong man. Not that I'd really know how to sidle. Alexander McCall Smith, The Lost Art of Gratitude, 2009
Turning his own back on the Bank of England, Dave would sidle down to the river, then idle over one of the bridges. Will Self, The Book of Dave, 2008
Origin of sidle
Sidle is a backformation of the word sideling which means "sidelong or sideways; obliquely."