Dandle meaning

dăn'dl
To move (a small child) up and down on the knees or in the arms in a playful way.
verb
0
0
To pamper or pet.
verb
0
0
To dance (a small child) up and down on the knee or in the arms.
verb
0
0
To pamper; indulge.
verb
0
0
To move up and down on one’s knee or in one’s arms, in affectionate play, as an infant.

verb
0
0
Advertisement
To treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet.

verb
0
0

Origin of dandle

Compare German dändeln (“to trifle, dandle”), Old Dutch and Provincial German danten, German Tand (“trifle, prattle”); Scots dandill (“dander, to go about idly, to trifle”).