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Today's word is:

sidle

|ˈsīdl|

verb [ no obj. ]

Walk in a furtive, unobtrusive, or timid manner, esp. sideways or obliquely: I sidled up to her.

noun [ in sing. ]

An instance of walking in this way.

ORIGIN: late 17th cent.: back-formation from sideling (see sidelong) .