Handling vs Dandling - What's the difference?

handling | dandling |


As nouns the difference between handling and dandling

is that handling is a touching, controlling, managing, using, take care of, etc, with the hand or hands, or as with the hands while dandling is the act by which somebody is dandled.

As verbs the difference between handling and dandling

is that handling is while dandling is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

handling

Etymology 1

From (etyl) handlinge, hondlunge, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A touching, controlling, managing, using, take care of, etc., with the hand or hands, or as with the hands.
  • * Edmund Spenser
  • The heavens and your fair handling / Have made you master of the field this day.
  • * 1864 , Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
  • at San Francisco it is warehoused and reshipped to Liverpool, or other foreign market; and in exchange for this wheat, comes back the merchandise which has to pass through all these shipments, reshipments, warehousings, handlings , &c.
  • (arts) The mode of using the pencil or brush; style of touch.
  • (Fairholt)
  • A criminal offence, the trade in stolen goods.
  • Etymology 2

    From handle.

    Verb

    (head)
  • ----

    dandling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which somebody is dandled.
  • the dandlings and caressings of maternal love