Sunday, April 12, 2009

Word of the Week: April 12 - April 18: daddle

Word of the Week: April 12 - April 18


Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

daddle n also dattle*. Cp OED ~ sb dial 'the hand' (1785-). The hind flipper or paw of a seal; SCUTTER (1955 ENGLISH 33).
1929 Nat Geog July, p. 125 [He] then cuts off the hinder daddles (back flippers). T 104-64 We would play with the dattles or scutters [as] we used to call [them].

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