Dawdle

Definition of Dawdle

Daw´dle   Pronunciation: dạ´d'l
v. i.1.To waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.
[imp. & p. p. Dawdled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dawdling .]
Come some evening and dawdle over a dish of tea with me.
- Johnson.
We . . . dawdle up and down Pall Mall.
- Thackeray.
v. t.1.To waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning.
n.1.A dawdler.

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