Definition of “dandle” - English Dictionary


“dandle” in English

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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. 

(Definition of “dandle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)