American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To trifle; busy one's self with nothing; talk trifling nonsense; dawdle; dally.
- n. Trifling talk; trifles. Also fiddle-cum-faddle and fidfad.
- Trifling; making a bustle about nothing.
- n. nonsense
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. A trifle; trifling talk; nonsense.
- v. colloq. To talk nonsense.
- n. trivial nonsense
- Reduplication of fiddle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Or are we just going to fiddle-faddle re-arranging the objects of our concern on that great addictive ship -- America?”
“As you can see, I don't fuss with a doughnut cutter and holes and all that fiddle-faddle.”
“All this wasted 2-step fiddle-faddle can come to a screeching halt.”
“I was very pleased with my first attempt, bit of a fiddle-faddle, but tasted great.”
“It's just more ridiculous fiddle-faddle perpetuating the conservative Big Lies they've been pimping since forever.”
“She drove over constantly from Roehampton and entertained her friend with faint fashionable fiddle-faddle and feeble Court slip-slop.”
“Well might the merit of your passion be doubted, you say, if, like Mr. Solmes — fiddle-faddle! —”
“Teutonic, Maltese, etc., are surely better subjects of conversation, than the weather, dress, or fiddle-faddle stories, that carry no information along with them.”
“And then, we watched Fox Game day and ate a whole box of fiddle-faddle together.”
“I need not remind you of the fiddle-faddle sentimentality that goes down so well with all women; you spill a few drops of water on your stationery, for instance; those are the tears you shed while far away from her.”
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