toddle


toddle

verb (used without object), tod·dled, tod·dling.

  1. to move with short, unsteady steps, as a young child.

noun

  1. the act of toddling.
  2. an unsteady gait.

verb (intr)

  1. to walk with short unsteady steps, as a child does when learning to walk
  2. (foll by off) jocular to depart
  3. (foll by round, over, etc) jocular to stroll; amble

noun

  1. the act or an instance of toddling
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.

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