(comparative more totteringly, superlative most totteringly)
- In a tottering manner.
- Jeff moved totteringly towards the bar and called for more whisky.
tottering + -ly
Variant of totter
- to rock or shake as if about to fall; be unsteady
- to be on the point of failure or collapse
- to be unsteady on one's feet; stagger
Origin of totterMiddle English toteren, probably ; from Scandinavian as in Norwegian dialect, dialectal totra, to quiver, shake
an unsteady walk or movement