- 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to walk or move with weak, unsteady steps, especially because you are drunk or sick synonym stagger She managed to totter back to her seat.
- 2[intransitive] to be weak and seem likely to fall the tottering walls of the castle (figurative) a tottering dictatorship
NAmE//ˈtɑt̮ər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they totter
he / she / it totters
past simple tottered
-ing form tottering