Sidle meaning

sīd'l
To move sideways.

Sidled through the narrow doorway.

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To advance in an unobtrusive, furtive, or coy way.

Swindlers who sidle up to tourists.

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To cause to move sideways.

We sidled the canoe to the riverbank.

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An unobtrusive, furtive, or coy advance.
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A sideways movement.
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To move sideways, as in an unobtrusive, stealthy, or shy manner.
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To make go sideways.
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A sidling movement.
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A sideways movement.
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A furtive advance.
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To advance in a furtive, coy or unobtrusive manner.
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Origin of sidle

  • Back-formation from sideling
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 1690s, from Middle English sidlyng (early 14th century), as side + -lyng (“(frequentive)") (modern English side +"Ž -le (“(frequentive)")).
    From Wiktionary