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fid·dle

 (fĭd′l)
n.
1. A violin, especially one used to play folk or country music.
2. Nautical A guardrail used on a table during rough weather to prevent things from slipping off.
3. Informal Nonsensical, trifling matters: "There are things that are important / beyond all this fiddle" (Marianne Moore).
4. Chiefly British An instance of cheating or swindling; a fraud.
v. fid·dled, fid·dling, fid·dles
v.intr.
1. To play a fiddle.
2. To touch or handle something in a nervous way: fiddled with the collar of his shirt as he spoke.
3. To make unskilled efforts at repairing or improving: fiddled with the broken toaster.
4. To meddle or tamper: a reporter who fiddled with the facts.
5. Chiefly British To commit a fraud, especially to steal from one's employer.
v.tr.
1. To play (a tune) on a fiddle.
2. Chiefly British To alter or falsify for dishonest gain: fiddled the figures in the report.
Phrasal Verbs:
fiddle around
To act foolishly, playfully, or without a clear sense of purpose: Quit fiddling around and get to work!
fiddle away
To waste or squander: fiddled away the morning browsing the internet.

[Middle English fidle, from Old English fithele.]

fid′dler n.

fiddler

(ˈfɪdlə)
n
1. (Music, other) a person who plays the fiddle, esp in folk music
2. (Animals) See fiddler crab
3. a person who wastes time or acts aimlessly
4. informal a cheat or petty rogue
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiddler - a musician who plays the violinfiddler - a musician who plays the violin  
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
2.fiddler - someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner
manipulator - a person who handles things manually
3.fiddler - an unskilled person who tries to fix or mend
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
Translations
عازِف الكَمان
houslistapodfukář
fidusmagerspillemandsvindlerviolinspiller
hegedûs
fiîlari; fitlari; svindlari
muzikant

fiddler

[ˈfɪdləʳ] N
1. (Mus) → violinista mf
2. (esp Brit) (= cheat) → tramposo/a m/f

fiddler

n
(Mus inf) → Geiger(in) m(f)
(inf: = cheat) → Schwindler(in) m(f), → Betrüger(in) m(f)

fiddler

[ˈfɪdləʳ] n
a. (Mus) → violinista m/f
b. (fam) (cheat) → imbroglione/a

fiddle

(ˈfidl) noun
1. a violin. She played the fiddle.
2. a dishonest business arrangement. He's working a fiddle over his taxes.
verb
1. to play a violin. He fiddled while they danced.
2. (with with) to make restless, aimless movements. Stop fiddling with your pencil!
3. to manage (money, accounts etc) dishonestly. She has been fiddling the accounts for years.
ˈfiddler noun
fiddler crab
a small crab, the male of which has an enlarged claw.
on the fiddle
dishonest. He's always on the fiddle.
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