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dandle (verb) – 1. To move (a small child) up and down on the knees or in the arms in a playful way.
2. To pamper or pet.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The English verb dandle has no clear etymology. It looks akin to the Italian noun dandola, dondola ?a (child?s) doll? and the verb dandolare ?to rock, swing, dangle, dandle,? but there is no recorded evidence associating the Italian dandolare with English dandle. Dandle entered English in the 16th century.