Glossary

A glossary of terms related to walking. Compiled by the community.

Glossary of walking art

There are 3 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Netwalking
Ambulant meetings
Submitted by: Sonia Overall

noctambulate
If you sleepwalk—or just like to stroll about after dark—you have a tendency to noctambulate, or walk around at night. Credits to Mark Peters for these words mentioned in his article, see this.
Submitted by: Geert Vermeire

nuddle
Back in the 1500s, nuddle had a few meanings that congregated low to the ground: To nuddle was to push something along with your nose or nudge forward in some other horizontal manner. By the 1800s, nuddle started referring to stooped walking, the kind of non-jaunty mosey in which someone’s head is hanging low. You can hear a touch of contempt in a phrase from an 1854 glossary by A. E. Baker: “How he goes nuddling along.” Credits to Mark Peters for these words mentioned in his article, see this.
Submitted by: Geert Vermeire


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