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[fid-l-fad-l] /ˈfɪd lˌfæd l/

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

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


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


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


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