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

 

pootle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpuːtl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpuːtl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pootle
BrE BrE//ˈpuːtl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpuːtl//
 
he / she / it pootles
BrE BrE//ˈpuːtlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpuːtlz//
 
past simple pootled
BrE BrE//ˈpuːtld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpuːtld//
 
past participle pootled
BrE BrE//ˈpuːtld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpuːtld//
 
-ing form pootling
BrE BrE//ˈpuːtlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpuːtlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (British English, informal) to move or travel without any hurry She pootled along in her old car. Word Origin 1970s: blend of the verbs poodle and tootle.