Waddle definitions

wŏd'l
To walk with short steps that tilt the body from side to side.
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To walk heavily and clumsily with a pronounced sway.
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The act of waddling or a waddling gait.
noun
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To walk with short steps, swaying from side to side, as a duck does.
verb
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A swaying gait.

The waddle of ducks.

noun
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To move clumsily with a motion like this; toddle.
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The definition of a waddle is a swaying and unsteady gait where you move your weight from foot to foot while taking only short steps.

The unsteady walk of a very-pregnant woman who shifts her weight from foot to foot as she walks is an example of a waddle.

noun
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To waddle is to walk with short steps swaying from one side to the other and with an unsteady gait.

When a pregnant woman can't walk steadily and sways from side to side, this is an example of when she waddles.

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(intransitive) To walk with short steps, tilting the body from side to side.
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Origin of waddle

First known use in English in a version of the Song of Roland around the year 1400. (Source:OED online)