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Definitions of dandle

  1. To move up and down on one's knee or in one's arms, in affectionate play, as an infant. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To move up and down in affectionate play; fondle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To play with: to fondle or toss in the arms, as a baby. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To toss in play, as a child; fondle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To move up and down or toss playfully and fondlingly, as a child on the knee; to fondle; to toy or trifle with, as with a child. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To move up and down, as an infant on the knee; to amuse; to fondle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.