verb[no object and with adverbial of direction]
- 1(Of a young child) move with short unsteady steps while learning to walk: William toddled curiously towards the TV crewMore example sentences
- With her attention distracted the young boy toddled over the brightly coloured shelves placed at child height and covered in toys.
- When a little slobbery-faced child toddles up to you and says ‘Hi Daddy’ and gives you a kiss, you simply cannot turn your face away.
- A company which has spent £250,000 converting a pub into a nursery may be forced to close before the first child toddles through the door.
- 1.1 • informal Walk or go somewhere in a casual or leisurely way: they would go for a drink and then toddle off homeMore example sentences
- I met Ghost in the pub beforehand and we had a couple of drinks before toddling off to the Zodiac.
- So I took a little stroll downtown at lunchtime - more precisely, I toddled down to the waterfront.
- We toddled along the prom then had a stroll on the blue flag sands.
noun[in singular] Back to top
- A young child’s unsteady walk: he watched as a visitor watches a child to whose first toddle he is being treated by a proud motherMore example sentences
- Preschools, playgroups and nurseries can organise their own half-mile sponsored toddles, too and if they do, they get to keep 25 per cent of the money raised.
- In May they are planning a toddle for Bernardos and an ice cream Sunday party in aid of Irish Down Syndrome.
- The Jolly Tots Parent and Toddler Group are holding a sponsored toddle, crawl and pram-push today, October 14 in aid of their toy fund.
late 16th century: of unknown origin.