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American Sign Language: "waddle"

In ASL the "Y" handshape is occasionally used to show that something is "wide."

For example, the "Y" hand can be used to show a fat person walking. 

The sign "waddle" rocks side to side as it moves forward. It can be used either to show a fat person (or animal) walking or it can be used as a derogatory "insult" to indicate that you think someone is "obese" or "so fat that they waddle."



See: FAT

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