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  Dictionary Definition of totter

totter
verb (i)
1. to walk or go with faltering steps, as if from extreme weakness.
2. to sway or rock on the base or ground, as if about to fall: a tottering tower, a tottering government.
3. to shake or tremble: a tottering load.
-- noun
4. the act of tottering; an unsteady movement or gait.
5. Colloquial a rag-and-bone man; a scavenger.
[ME totre, from Scandinavian; cf. d. Norw. totra quiver, shake]
-- totterer, noun -- totteringly, adverb