Daw"dle (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dawdled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dawdling (?).] [Cf. Daddle.]

To waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.

Come some evening and dawdle over a dish of tea with me. Johnson.

We . . . dawdle up and down Pall Mall. Thackeray.


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Daw"dle, v. t.

To waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning.


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Daw"dle, n.

A dawdler.

Colman & Carrick.


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