toddle [täd′'l]
toddled, toddling [? freq. of TOTTER, via N dial. doddle < ?]
to walk with short, uncertain steps, as in very early childhood
the act of toddling or a toddling movement

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, (as a child)

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  • Toddle — Tod dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Toddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toddling}.] [Akin to tottle, totter.] To walk with short, tottering steps, as a child. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toddle — Tod dle, n. A toddling walk. Trollope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toddle — (v.) to run or walk with short, unsteady steps, c.1600, Scottish and northern British, of uncertain origin, possibly related to totter (1530s); an earlier sense of to toy, play is found c.1500. Related: Toddled; toddling …   Etymology dictionary

  • toddle — ► VERB 1) (of a young child) move with short unsteady steps while learning to walk. 2) informal walk or go in a casual or leisurely way. ► NOUN ▪ an act of toddling. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • toddle — UK [ˈtɒd(ə)l] / US [ˈtɑd(ə)l] verb [intransitive] Word forms toddle : present tense I/you/we/they toddle he/she/it toddles present participle toddling past tense toddled past participle toddled if a very young child toddles, it walks with short… …   English dictionary

  • toddle — intransitive verb (toddled; toddling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1600 1. to walk with short tottering steps in the manner of a young child 2. to take a stroll ; saunter • toddle noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toddle — verb Toddle is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑baby …   Collocations dictionary

  • toddle — Synonyms and related words: amble, barge, bowl along, bundle, claudicate, clump, crawl, creep, dogtrot, drag, drag along, drag out, droop, flounce, foot, footslog, gait, gallop, go dead slow, go slow, halt, hippety hop, hitch, hobble, hop, idle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • toddle — tod|dle [ˈtɔdl US ˈta:dl] v 1.) if a small child toddles, it walks with short, unsteady steps 2.) [always + adverb/preposition] [i]especially BrE to walk somewhere, especially in a slow and relaxed way ▪ Every afternoon, Marge would toddle down… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toddle — /ˈtɒdl / (say todl) verb (i) (toddled, toddling) 1. to go with short, unsteady steps, as a child or an old person. –noun 2. the act of toddling. 3. an unsteady gait. –phrase 4. toddle off, Colloquial to take one s leave; depart. {blend of totter… …  

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