Definition of toddle in English:


Line breaks: tod¦dle
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒd(ə)l


[no object and with adverbial of direction]


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  • 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 mother
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    • 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.

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