verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈwheedled or ˈwheedling
2. to get (something) by coaxing or flattery
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Word origin of 'wheedle'17th-c. cant < ? Ger wedeln, to wag the tail, fan, hence to flatter < wedel, a fan, tail