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

 

waddle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈwɒdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːdl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they waddle
BrE BrE//ˈwɒdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːdl//
 
he / she / it waddles
BrE BrE//ˈwɒdlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːdlz//
 
past simple waddled
BrE BrE//ˈwɒdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːdld//
 
past participle waddled
BrE BrE//ˈwɒdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːdld//
 
-ing form waddling
BrE BrE//ˈwɒdlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːdlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to walk with short steps, swinging from side to side, like a duck A short plump man came waddling towards me. Word Origin late 16th cent.: perhaps a frequentative of wade.

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