verb[no object, with adverbial of direction]
Walk in a furtive, unobtrusive, or timid manner, especially sideways or obliquely: I sidled up to her
More example sentences
- Shortly after my wife left for her evening walk, Zachery sidled up to me furtively.
- A furtive local sidled up to me holding a pad and a ballpoint.
- As they rode, Miri's horse sidled sideways nervously away from Amniteri, and Miri tried vainly to rein him in.
noun[in singular] Back to top
late 17th century: back-formation from sideling (see sidelong).