Definition of Tolter
1. to flounder [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: flounder
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tolter
Literary usage of Tolter
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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"So from totter is developed tolter, still used in Northampton in the sense of jog-, totter, move heavily and clumsily. ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"To tolter, rn V. DICT. ... The tôlier of that passage is as follows :— tolter, adv. Unsteadily, with tottering motion ..."
3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"(E.) Put for tolter, a form occurring in Clare's Village Minstrel; cf. Lowl. Sc. tolter, adj. and adv., unsteady (not a veré, as Jamieson says). ..."