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verb (intransitive)
(informal) often foll by along, round, etc. to move or travel in a leisurely manner; amble
Word Origin
C19: variant of paddle²
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  • It is altogether likely that the word which we pronounce puddle was familiar to Mater Anser's dialect as poddle.

  • The door opened, and I heard Mrs. poddle say, 'This way, gentlemen!

    The Merryweathers Laura E. Richards
  • What she wrote was: He stepped in a poddle up to his noddle.

  • It lies in the Liberty, and opens upon that classic precinct called 'The poddle.'

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • I 've a back room looks out on the poddle, for two shillings a week, furnished.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever

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