- 1[intransitive] when a young child who has just learnt to walk toddles, he/she walks with short, unsteady steps I have to watch him all the time now that he’s toddling. See related entries: Babies
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to walk or go somewhere She toddles down to the park most afternoons. I locked the door and then toddled off to bed. Word Origin late 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
BrE BrE//ˈtɒdl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːdl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they toddle
BrE BrE//ˈtɒdl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːdl//he / she / it toddles
BrE BrE//ˈtɒdlz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːdlz//past simple toddled
BrE BrE//ˈtɒdld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːdld//past participle toddled
BrE BrE//ˈtɒdld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːdld//-ing form toddling
BrE BrE//ˈtɒdlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːdlɪŋ//Babies