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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Dawdle as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 August 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 20 answers for the crossword clue 'Dawdle', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Dawdle a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Dawdle as an answer itself some 59 times.

Dawdle is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Wednesday, 04 August 2021 with the answer being DALLY, but the most popular answer for this clue is LOITER.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Waste time; "Get busy--don't dally!"
  • Take one's time; proceed slowly
  • Hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

The act of slowing down or falling behind

4 Letters

A quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape; "meat loaf"; "sugar loaf"; "a loaf of cheese"

Be lazy or idle; "Her son is just bumming around all day"

(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

5 Letters

A leisurely walk (usually in some public place)

Consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

The act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

Leave slowly and hesitantly

6 Letters

Remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"

Be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

Eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Move around aimlessly

7 Letters

A careless leisurely gait; "he walked with a kind of saunter as if he hadn't a care in the world"

8 Letters

To break off a military action with an enemy

Be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"


10 Letters

Postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"


12 Letters



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