waddle

Part of speech: noun

Waddler.

Part of speech: verb

To sway from side to side in walking.

Part of speech: noun

A clumsy rocking walk.

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Usage examples "waddle":

  1. Then it would make a clutch with fingers of steel at the thread that it had gathered, and waddle away about five yards and come back with more. - "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", Lord Dunsany.
  2. For, up in the apple- tree over his nest, There dwelt a fat spider who gave him no rest: A spider so fat, so abnormally stout That he seemed hardly fitted to waddle about. - "The Glugs of Gosh", C. J. Dennis.
  3. With her broad face, and her double chin, and her heavy jowl, and the beard that was growing round her lips, she did not look like a romantic woman; but, in spite of appearances, romance and a duck- like waddle may go together. - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.