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also did·dly·squat  (dĭd′lē-skwŏt′)
n. Slang
A small or worthless amount.

[Alteration of diddlyshit (influenced by doodly-squat) : diddly (probably from diddle) + shit.]


informal (usually used with a negative) US and Canadian anything: that doesn't mean diddly-squat. Also: diddly or diddley


(ˈdɪd li)

Slang. the least amount: not worth diddly.
[1960–65, Amer.; probably euphemistic shortening of diddlyshit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diddly-squat - a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude


[ˈdɪdlɪˈskwɒt] Nnada de nada


n (US inf) → nix (inf); he knows diddly squat about cookinger hat keinen blassen Schimmer vom Kochen (inf); I don’t think any of these films mean diddly-squatich glaube nicht, dass diese Filme irgendwas bedeuten
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