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sidle

[sahyd-l] /ˈsaɪd l/
verb (used without object), sidled, sidling.
1.
to move sideways or obliquely.
2.
to edge along furtively.
noun
3.
a sidling movement.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; back formation from sideling (earlier spelling sidling misconstrued as present participle of a verb ending in -le)
Related forms
sidlingly, adverb
unsidling, adjective
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sidle

/ˈsaɪdəl/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to move in a furtive or stealthy manner; edge along
2.
to move along sideways
noun
3.
a sideways movement
Derived Forms
sidler, noun
Word Origin
C17: back formation from obsolete sideling sideways
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Word Origin and History for un sidling
sidle
"to move or go sideways," 1690s, back-formation from obsolete M.E. sidlyng (adv.) "obliquely, sideways" (early 14c.), from side + adv. suffix -ling; altered on analogy of verbs ending in -le.
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