Fiddle-faddle



[fid-l-fad-l] /ˈfɪd lˌfæd l/

noun
1.
.
2.
something trivial.
verb (used without object), fiddle-faddled, fiddle-faddling.
3.
to fuss with trifles.
interjection
4.
(used to express irritation, impatience, etc.)
/ˈfɪdəlˌfædəl/
noun, interjection
1.
trivial matter; nonsense
verb
2.
(intransitive) to fuss or waste time, esp over trivial matters

1570s (n.); 1630s (v.), apparently a reduplication of obsolete faddle “to trifle.”

interjection

An exclamation of irritation, disapproval, dismissal, etc (1671+)

noun

Nonsense; foolishness; bullshit: such homemade fiddle-faddle (1577+)

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