- The definition of a wallow is an act of or spot for rolling about or indulging.
An example of a wallow for a pig is a pit of mud.
- To wallow is defined as to roll in or indulge.
- An example of to wallow is for a pig to roll about in the mud.
- An example of to wallow is to continuously feel bad for one's self and to have self-pity.
A pig wallows in the mud.
wallow definition by Webster's New World
- to roll about or lie relaxed, as in mud, dust or water
- to move heavily and clumsily; roll and pitch, as a ship
- to live or indulge oneself to an immoderate degree (in a specified thing, condition, etc.): to wallow in self-pity
- to surge or billow
Origin: Middle English walwen ; from Old English wealwian, to roll around ; from Proto-Germanic an unverified form walw- ; from Indo-European an unverified form wolw- ; from base an unverified form wel- from source walk
- the act or an instance of wallowing
- ☆ a muddy or dusty place in which animals wallow
- ☆ a pit or depression produced by animals' wallowing
- wallower noun
wallow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb wal·lowed, wal·low·ing, wal·lows
- To roll the body about indolently or clumsily in or as if in water, snow, or mud.
- To luxuriate; revel: wallow in self-righteousness.
- To be plentifully supplied: wallowing in money.
- To move with difficulty in a clumsy or rolling manner; flounder: “The car wallowed back through the slush, with ribbons of bright water trickling down the windshield from the roof” (Anne Tyler).
- To swell or surge forth; billow.
- The act or an instance of wallowing.
- a. A pool of water or mud where animals go to wallow.b. The depression, pool, or pit produced by wallowing animals.
- A condition of degradation or baseness.
Origin: Middle English walowen, from Old English wealwian; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- walˈlow·er noun