- Present participle of swaddle.
Variant of swaddle
transitive verbswaddled, swaddling
- to wrap (a newborn baby) in swaddling clothes, a blanket, etc.
- to bind in or as in bandages; swathe
Origin of swaddleMiddle English swathlen, probably altered (infl. by swathen, to swathe) ; from swethlen ; from Old English swethel, swaddling band, akin to swathian, to swathe
a cloth, bandage, etc. used for swaddling
Origin of swaddleME swathil < OE swethel: see swaddlethe