Definition of Dandle

1. Verb. Move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees.

Language type: Blend, Portmanteau, Portmanteau Word
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move



2. Verb. Pet. "The grandfather dandled the small child"
Generic synonyms: Caress, Fondle

Definition of Dandle

1. v. t. To move up and down on one's knee or in one's arms, in affectionate play, as an infant.

Definition of Dandle

1. Verb. To move up and down on one’s knee or in one’s arms, in affectionate play, as an infant. ¹

2. Verb. To treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dandle

1. to fondle [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES] - See also: fondle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dandle

dandier
dandies
dandiest
dandification
dandifications
dandified
dandifies
dandify
dandifying
dandily
dandiprat
dandiprats
dandiya
dandiya raas
dandiyas
dandle (current term)
dandle board
dandled
dandler
dandlers
dandles
dandling
dandlings
dandriff
dandriffs
dandruff
dandrufflike
dandruffs
dandruffy
dandy

Literary usage of Dandle

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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"(2) To dandle ; to cherish. Scott. FADDY. Frivolous. Weit. Abo the Mme of » Cornwall dance. FADE. (1) Sad; sorrowful. (Л.-Л") (2) Dirty ; disagreeable. ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Holy Bible: Containing an Historical Account of the by James Wood (1813)
"Every man shall kiss lus lips that giveth a right answer, te shall love and reverence jF, ie proceeding from a pure heart, |or dandle on the knees, ..."

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