Dade (?), v. t. [Of. uncertain origin. Cf. Dandle, Daddle.]

To hold up by leading strings or by the hand, as a child while he toddles.

[Obs.]

Little children when they learn to go By painful mothers daded to and fro. Drayton.

 

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Dade, v. i.

To walk unsteadily, as a child in leading strings, or just learning to walk; to move slowly.

[Obs.]

No sooner taught to dade, but from their mother trip. Drayton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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