dandle definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To move (a tiny kid) up and down from the legs or in the arms in a playful method: "a person who was dandled on Queen Victoria's leg must appear a vintage fogy” ( Edward, Duke of Windsor).
    • To pamper or dog.
    • To move down and up using one's leg or in a person's arms, in affectionate play, as a child.
    • To treat with fondness, just as if a kid; to fondle; to model with; to pet.
    • To play with; to put down or postpone by trifles; to wheedle.
  • noun:
    • Narragansett Bay See seesaw. See Local Note at teeter-totter.
  • verb:
    • To move up-and-down on one’s knee or in one’s hands, in affectionate play, as a child.
    • To treat with fondness, like a young child; to fondle; to model with; to animal.
    • To play with; to put down or postpone by trifles; to wheedle.
    • move (a child) up-and-down within one's hands or on a single's legs
    • animal
  • others:
    • To shake or progress and down in the arms or regarding leg, as a nurse tosses or trots an infant; amuse by-play.
    • ergo To fondle or make a lot of; treat as a young child; animal; amuse.
    • to relax and play or trifle with; defer with cajolery or trifling excuses; wheedle; cajole.
    • To defer or protract by trifles.

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