tiddler


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tiddler

(ˈtɪdlə)
n
1. (Animals) a very small fish or aquatic creature, esp a stickleback, minnow, or tadpole
2. a small child, esp one undersized for its age
[C19: from dialectal tittlebat, childish variant of stickleback, influenced by tiddly1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiddler - a young person of either sextiddler - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
child's body - the body of a human child
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
bairn - a child: son or daughter
buster - a robust child
changeling - a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
child prodigy, infant prodigy, wonder child - a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age; "Mozart was a child prodigy"
foster child, foster-child, fosterling - a child who is raised by foster parents
scamp, imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag - one who is playfully mischievous
kiddy - a young child
orphan - a child who has lost both parents
peanut - a young child who is small for his age
picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
poster child - a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes; "she was the poster child for muscular dystrophy"
kindergartener, kindergartner, preschooler - a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten
silly - a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"
sprog - a child
bambino, toddler, yearling, tot - a young child
urchin - poor and often mischievous city child
street child, waif - a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned; "street children beg or steal in order to survive"
Translations

tiddler

[ˈtɪdləʳ] N
1. (= small fish) → pececillo m; (= stickleback) → espinoso m
2. (= child) → nene/a m/f, renacuajo m

tiddler

[ˈtɪdlər] n (British)
(= small fish) → menu fretin m
(= thing) → broutille f (= person) → menu fretin m

tiddler

n (Brit)
(= fish)winziger Fisch
(inf: = child) → Knirps m; she teaches tiddlerssie unterrichtet die ganz Kleinen

tiddler

[ˈtɪdləʳ] n (Brit) (fam) (small fish) → pesciolino; (child) → bambinetto/a
References in classic literature ?
First, she lost in the mining way, and then she lost in the diving way - fishing up treasure, or some such Tom Tiddler nonsense,' explained my aunt, rubbing her nose; 'and then she lost in the mining way again, and, last of all, to set the thing entirely to rights, she lost in the banking way.
Tiddler And Other Terrific Tales Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant In Town and A Squash And A Squeeze.
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Vi's husband, Bigsy ends up paying a visit to Tiddler Land as a result of Jack's depredations.
Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, featuring the colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's popular tales Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze, will come to the Coventry theatre on Monday, June 27.
THURS APRIL 14 TIDDLER AND OTHER TERRIFIC TALES Middlesbrough Theatre, 1.
The Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales will be performed at the Alumni Club on Friday and Saturday at 10.
I can only presume he was talking about Doug Sanders who missed a tiddler of a putt on the 18th at St Andrews to win the 1970 Claret Jug before losing an 18-hole play-off to Jack Nicklaus the following day (see image below).
To say that Scamp Theatre's production of Tiddler And Other Terrific Tales has met with Julia Donaldson's approval is something of an understatement.
He claims his three-spined stickleback is the biggest tiddler ever caught in Britain.
A GOLDFISH which was won at Newcastle's Hoppings fair as a tiddler is now 24 years old.
The round included a missed tiddler on the ninth hole and a bogey at the 18th, so the great Dane could have gone even lower FLOP OF THE DAY Retief Goosen arrived in Sandwich with a superb Open record and plenty of punters invested in the South African, but after getting himself to one under par through two holes, he carded seven bogeys to shoot 76.