dandleverb [ T ]uk /ˈdæn.dəl/ us /ˈdæn.dəl/ old-fashioned
Examples from literature
- I shall dandle a dozen of your young ones before these arms are withered.
- I've dandled you on my knee when you were a baby, Master Jim.
- Newborn, they must be given suck to, rocked in a cradle, and dandled.
- Once or twice she stole a glance at the woman who had in the olden days dandled her on her knees.
- The man dandled it like a new-born infant.