fiddle


Definition: Meaning of, fiddle in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈfɪd(ə)l /

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fiddle fiddles
[countable] [informal]
  1. a VIOLIN
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  2. British English a dishonest way of getting money
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  3. be a fiddle to be difficult to do and involve complicated movements of your hands
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
fiddle fiddled fiddled
Present Participle Third Person Singular
fiddling fiddles
  1. [intransitive] to keep moving and touching something, especially because you are bored or nervous
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  2. [transitive] British English informal to give false information about something, in order to avoid paying money or to get extra money
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  3. [intransitive] to play a VIOLIN
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fiddle used in phrases

  • bass fiddle (noun)
    1. largest and lowest member of the violin family
  • bull fiddle (noun)
    1. largest and lowest member of the violin family
  • fiddle with (verb)
    1. manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner
  • fiddle-faddle (noun)
    1. trivial nonsense
  • fiddle-shaped (adjective)
    1. of a leaf shape having rounded ends and a contracted centre
  • second fiddle (noun)
    1. someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
    2. a secondary role or function
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fiddle used in phrasal verbs

  • fiddle around (phrasal verb)
    1. fiddle around with same as fiddle1 (sense 1)
    2. to waste time doing things that are not important or useful
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