Daddled vs Raddled - What's the difference?

daddled | raddled |

As a verb daddled

is (daddle).

As an adjective raddled is

worn-out and broken-down.




  • (daddle)

  • daddle



  • (intransitive, archaic, or, dialectal) To walk unsteadily; totter; dawdle
  • *1869 , Thomas Collins, The life of the rev. Thos. Collins
  • *:I had to wait an hour at the station for the coming of his train. It was passed pleasantly in reading, ' The Victory Won,' an interesting narrative of the salvation of a sceptical physician. When uncle arrived, he and I daddled along a pretty narrow lane.
  • To diddle (cheat)
  • *1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island)
  • "Thunder!" he cried. "A week! I can't do that; they'd have the black spot on me by then. The lubbers is going about to get the wind of me this blessed moment; lubbers as couldn't keep what they got, and want to nail what is another's. Is that seamanly behavior, now, I want to know? But I'm a saving soul. I never wasted good money of mine, nor lost it neither; and I'll trick 'em again. I'm not afraid on 'em. I'll shake out another reef, matey, and daddle 'em again."

    Derived terms

    * diddle-daddle




    (en adjective)
  • Worn-out and broken-down.