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- ‘As if watching your child widdle on the lino for the fifth time in as many hours is ever going to be a giggle, no matter how many zany star charts and ‘hilarious’ picture books you are presented with.’
- ‘In the meantime, she has her hands full with Jack, a lively 12-week-old, who sleeps 12 hours a night, has just had his first taste of solid food and likes nothing more than widdling over his mum whenever she changes him.’
- ‘That black cat did it again: clawing at the door, widdling in the bathroom.’
- ‘Cole scampers forward like a Jack Russell chasing a string of sausages which another dog has widdled over.’
- ‘Alfie widdles all the way down his light olive green mix wool trousers.’
- ‘Someone has widdled through their letterbox on no less than four occasions.’
1An act of urinating.
- ‘The stench coming from them almost made me puke and I had to force my body to not breathe whilst I did my widdle.’
- ‘I will need at least three widdles and miss most of the film.’
- 1.1[mass noun] Urine.
- ‘Although actually it's not widdle, but cat vomit in astonishing quantities.’
- ‘How one small cat can hold that amount of widdle is beyond understanding.’
- ‘We in Australia have nothing to be smug about with the Murray River turned into a saline drip, and the Snowy no more extensive than a geriatric's widdle.’
- ‘It did not even slightly scent my widdle that evening.’
1950s: alteration of piddle.
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