[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]

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