fiddle-faddle


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fid·dle-fad·dle

 (fĭd′l-făd′l)
n.
Nonsense.
intr.v. fid·dle-fad·dled, fid·dle-fad·dling, fid·dle-fad·dles
To fritter away one's time; dally.

[ Reduplication of fiddle.]

fiddle-faddle

(ˈfɪdəlˌfædəl)
n, interj
trivial matter; nonsense
vb
(intr) to fuss or waste time, esp over trivial matters
[C16: reduplication of fiddle]
ˈfiddle-ˌfaddler n

fid•dle-fad•dle

(ˈfɪd lˌfæd l)

n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. nonsense
2. something trivial.
v.i.
3. to fuss with trifles.
(often used as an interjection).
[1570–80; gradational compound based on fiddle]

fiddle-faddle


Past participle: fiddle-faddled
Gerund: fiddle-faddling

Imperative
fiddle-faddle
fiddle-faddle
Present
I fiddle-faddle
you fiddle-faddle
he/she/it fiddle-faddles
we fiddle-faddle
you fiddle-faddle
they fiddle-faddle
Preterite
I fiddle-faddled
you fiddle-faddled
he/she/it fiddle-faddled
we fiddle-faddled
you fiddle-faddled
they fiddle-faddled
Present Continuous
I am fiddle-faddling
you are fiddle-faddling
he/she/it is fiddle-faddling
we are fiddle-faddling
you are fiddle-faddling
they are fiddle-faddling
Present Perfect
I have fiddle-faddled
you have fiddle-faddled
he/she/it has fiddle-faddled
we have fiddle-faddled
you have fiddle-faddled
they have fiddle-faddled
Past Continuous
I was fiddle-faddling
you were fiddle-faddling
he/she/it was fiddle-faddling
we were fiddle-faddling
you were fiddle-faddling
they were fiddle-faddling
Past Perfect
I had fiddle-faddled
you had fiddle-faddled
he/she/it had fiddle-faddled
we had fiddle-faddled
you had fiddle-faddled
they had fiddle-faddled
Future
I will fiddle-faddle
you will fiddle-faddle
he/she/it will fiddle-faddle
we will fiddle-faddle
you will fiddle-faddle
they will fiddle-faddle
Future Perfect
I will have fiddle-faddled
you will have fiddle-faddled
he/she/it will have fiddle-faddled
we will have fiddle-faddled
you will have fiddle-faddled
they will have fiddle-faddled
Future Continuous
I will be fiddle-faddling
you will be fiddle-faddling
he/she/it will be fiddle-faddling
we will be fiddle-faddling
you will be fiddle-faddling
they will be fiddle-faddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fiddle-faddling
you have been fiddle-faddling
he/she/it has been fiddle-faddling
we have been fiddle-faddling
you have been fiddle-faddling
they have been fiddle-faddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fiddle-faddling
you will have been fiddle-faddling
he/she/it will have been fiddle-faddling
we will have been fiddle-faddling
you will have been fiddle-faddling
they will have been fiddle-faddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fiddle-faddling
you had been fiddle-faddling
he/she/it had been fiddle-faddling
we had been fiddle-faddling
you had been fiddle-faddling
they had been fiddle-faddling
Conditional
I would fiddle-faddle
you would fiddle-faddle
he/she/it would fiddle-faddle
we would fiddle-faddle
you would fiddle-faddle
they would fiddle-faddle
Past Conditional
I would have fiddle-faddled
you would have fiddle-faddled
he/she/it would have fiddle-faddled
we would have fiddle-faddled
you would have fiddle-faddled
they would have fiddle-faddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiddle-faddle - trivial nonsense
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning

fiddle-faddle

noun
Something or things that are unimportant:
Translations

fiddle-faddle

interj (dated, = nonsense) → Quatsch (inf)
References in classic literature ?
     To fiddle-faddle in a minor key.
Lincoln Snacks is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of candied pre-popped popcorn in the United States and Canada with a product line that includes Poppycock, Fiddle-Faddle, and Screaming Yellow Zonkers.
The accountant may be knocking at my door wanting my VAT returns, and it's a big deal for him, but when you get in the mountains all that fiddle-faddle gets stripped bare and the things which truly matter become important.
Pretty please, don't raise the roof, clean my clock, throw a temper tantrum, and take me to task for being a ranting and raving crazy coot with bats in my belfry; a tattle-taling four-flusher who's out to add insult to run you ragged from stem to stern and pillar to post; or a hard-hearted, bamboozling, four-flushing flimflam man who feels free to get your goat and, to add fuel to the fire and insult to injury, make a monkey out of you with farfetched fiddle-faddle that contains neither rhyme nor reason, a bunch of baloney that you need like a bole in the head.
Phillips, who after a short break from the sport is now training five pointers in Gloucestershire, has also made entries at tomorrow's Ideford Arch fixture in Devon, including the maiden Fiddle-Faddle for her mother The Princess Royal, but they are thought likely to wait for Larkhill a week today.