word of the day :: dandle

dandle
[dan-dl]

-verb (used with object) -dled, -dling
1. to move (a baby, child, etc.) lightly up and down as on one’s knee or in one’s arms.
2. to pet; pamper.

Origin
1520-30; dand-  (obscurely akin to the base of French dandiner  to dandle, se dandiner  to waddle, and related Romance words) + -le

“What life is best?
Courts are but only superficial schools
To dandle fools:
The rural parts are turned into a den
Of savage men:
And where’s a city from all vice so free,
But may be termed the worst of all the three?”
~ Francis Bacon ~
British philosopher and statesman

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