Definition of "toddle" [tod•dle]

  • To walk with short, unsteady steps. (verb-intransitive)
  • To walk leisurely; stroll. (verb-intransitive)
  • An unsteady gait. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "toddle" in a sentence
  • "I mean, this is the First World War and no one’s going anywhere, but Toklas and Stein toddle off to the passport office and Stein talks the officials into a corner and the next thing you know, they’re arriving in Palma."
  • "Lady Molesworth and I have not begun to "toddle" yet, but have exchanged affectionate greetings."
  • "Parents will also be advised to encourage their babies to "toddle" as soon as they can and to avoid sugary snacks in a drive to cut obesity."