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]
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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 - (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"
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Translations

tiddler

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

[ˈtɪdlər] n (British)
(= small fish) → menu fretin m
(= thing) → broutille f (= person) → menu fretin m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tiddler

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

[ˈtɪdləʳ] n (Brit) (fam) (small fish) → pesciolino; (child) → bambinetto/a
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References in classic literature ?
'I am here, my soul's delight, upon Tom Tiddler's ground, picking up the demnition gold and silver.'
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.
He had a tiddler for par at 18 and said: "I tried to step up and hit it like all the other three and four-footers I've hit in my life and not think about what was on the line."
The 24-year-old doublebogeyed the 10th after chipping over the green and then missed a tiddler on the 16th for bogey.
Don't go thinking the tiddler newly installed under the bonnet means a hair shirt existence.
0121 345 0600 THEATRE Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, four Julia Donaldson tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from best-loved titles Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.
AFTER enchanting audiences in the West End and all over the world, Tiddler will be swimming to Northwich this weekend.
AFTER enchanting audiences in the West End and all over the world, Tiddler will be swimming to Llandudno this month when Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, adapted from the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, plays at Venue Cymru on March 26 & 27.
0800 147 111 THEATRE Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales Is Tiddler telling the truth?
THURS APRIL 14 TIDDLER AND OTHER TERRIFIC TALES Middlesbrough Theatre, 1.30pm, 5pm PS8, PS9.50 01642 815181, www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk DEREK ACORAH Forum Theatre, Billingham, 7.30pm PS18.50, 01642 552663 forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk
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).