Definition of dandle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dandle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈdændl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dandle
BrE BrE//ˈdændl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændl//
 
he / she / it dandles
BrE BrE//ˈdændlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændlz//
 
past simple dandled
BrE BrE//ˈdændld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændld//
 
past participle dandled
BrE BrE//ˈdændld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændld//
 
-ing form dandling
BrE BrE//ˈdændlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændlɪŋ//
 
 
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dandle somebody (old-fashioned) to play with a baby or young child by moving them up and down on your knee Word Origin mid 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
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