toddle

When you toddle, you wobble a bit on your legs as you walk. It's most common to see very small children toddle around.

A baby who's just learned how to walk can be said to toddle, staggering a little on short legs. The littlest kids at preschool still tend to toddle around their classroom, somewhat unsteady on their feet. The verb toddle comes from a Scottish word whose origin isn't known — the earliest meaning was "to play." The noun toddler comes from toddle, and it means "child just learning to walk."

Definitions of toddle
  1. verb
    walk unsteadily
    “small children toddle
    synonyms: coggle, dodder, paddle, totter, waddle
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    type of:
    walk
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
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