AskDefine | Define sidle

Dictionary Definition



1 move unobtrusively or furtively; "The young man began to sidle near the pretty girl sitting on the log"
2 move sideways [syn: sashay]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A sideways movement.
  2. A furtive advance.


  1. To move sideways.
  2. To advance in a furtive, coy or unobtrusive manner.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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