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

     

    toddle

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toddle