dandle

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdændəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdændəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dandl)

Inflections of 'dandle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
dandles
v 3rd person singular
dandling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dandled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
dandled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dan•dle /ˈdændəl/USA pronunciation   v. [ + obj], -dled, -dling. 
  1. to move (a child) lightly up and down, on one's knee or in one's arms.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dan•dle  (dandl),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -dled, -dling. 
  1. to move (a baby, child, etc.) lightly up and down, as on one's knee or in one's arms.
  2. to pet;
    pamper.
dandler, n. 
  • dand- (obscurely akin to the base of French dandiner to dandle, se dandiner to waddle, and related Romance words) + -le 1520–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dandle /ˈdændəl/ vb (transitive)
  1. to move (a young child, etc) up and down (on the knee or in the arms)
  2. to pet; fondle
Etymology: 16th Century: of uncertain origin

ˈdandler n
'dandle' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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