verb[no object, with adverbial of direction] British informal
Move or travel in a leisurely manner: they were pootling down a canal in their new boat
More example sentences
- Then, while pootling along at about 12 mph at the top of Madingley Rise, I got passed by a bloke I recognised from the office (don't know his name).
- I'm not ready for a test, I still should be pootling on quiet roads at 3mph.
- The drive was superb, tight, controllable, plenty of power but docile as a kitten after a big meal when simply pootling along.