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waddle

wad·dle

waddle

 
pronunciation:
wa dl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: waddled, waddles, waddling
definition 1: to walk using short steps while rocking from side to side.
The duck waddled into the pond.
similar words:
toddle
definition 2: to move slowly in a rocking or awkward manner.
The old plane waddled off the runway into the air.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a waddling manner of walking.
He has walked with a distinctive waddle since his surgery.
similar words:
toddle
definition 2: the act of waddling.
derivations: waddly (adj.), waddlingly (adv.), waddler (n.)