[fid-l-stiks] /ˈfɪd lˌstɪks/
(used to express impatience, dismissal, etc.)
[fid-l-stik] /ˈfɪd lˌstɪk/
anything; a bit:
I don’t care a fiddlestick for what they say.
(informal) a violin bow
any meaningless or inconsequential thing; trifle
fiddlesticks!, an expression of annoyance or disagreement
usually fiddlesticks; 15c., originally “the bow of a fiddle,” from fiddle (n.) and stick (n.). Meaning “nonsense” is from 1620s.
Nonsense; foolishness; bullshit: When I explained, she only said, ”Fiddlesticks!”
[1857+; the singular form is found by 1600]
- Fiddle while rome burns
To do something trivial and irresponsible in the midst of an emergency; legend has it that while a fire destroyed the city of Rome, the emperor Nero played his violin, thus revealing his total lack of concern for his people and his empire. Occupy oneself with unimportant matters and neglect important ones during a crisis. […]
[fid-l-woo d] /ˈfɪd lˌwʊd/ noun 1. the heavy, hard, durable of various West Indian and other trees. 2. any of these trees, especially species of the genera Citharexylum and Vitex. /ˈfɪdəlˌwʊd/ noun 1. any of various tropical American verbenaceous trees of the genus Citharexylum and related genera 2. the hard durable wood of any of […]
fibromyoma fi·bro·my·o·ma (fī’brō-mī-ō’mə) n. A benign tumor that contains a large amount of fibrous tissue.
fibromyectomy fi·bro·my·ec·to·my (fī’brō-mī-ěk’tə-mē) n. Excision of a fibromyoma.