Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To handle lightly and idly; twiddle; fiddle with.
- To play on a fiddle or bagpipe.
- To wheedle; coax.
- To wriggle; twist one's self about.
- n. A sound such as is made by a fiddle.
- n. [The words tweedledum and tweedledee are humorous expansions of tweedle, used together to indicate distinctions that are almost imperceptible.
- v. obsolete, UK, dialect to twist
- v. obsolete To handle lightly; said with reference to awkward fiddling.
- v. obsolete, by extension To influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure.
- v. to twiddle
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To handle lightly; -- said with reference to awkward fiddling; hence, to influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure.
- v. Prov. Eng. To twist.
- v. play negligently on a musical instrument
- v. entice through the use of music
- v. sing in modulation
“CA & NV need to recall tweedle dee umb & tweedle dumber.”
“My goodness – what will "tweedle dee and tweedle dumb" say this time?”
“I listen to my dog pant, to the birds tweedle, to the rain outside my window.”
“So because some racists might refuse to take something like intent into account (a necessary element of murder, not necessarily “stating” it like tweedle-dee tomemos suggests) therefore we should apply the same standard in this case?”
“Cover your tweedle, save the American burying beetle.”
“But who would really stand up for that poor, insolent tweedle brain?”
“This assumes that this woman has built a multi-neighborhood, multi-racial coalition; that she has a rainbow coalition of campaign leaders who have organized a powerful field operation; that she has a message that motivates and turns out women voters who see tweedle dum and tweedle dee in the male candidates.”
“The doctor came and added a really bad drawing of what I think is tweedle-dum, but it could be tweedle-dee.”
“He used to follow tweedle dee and tweedle dum on AM KFI radio and was always worth listening to.”
“The cats looked good but the white rabbit and tweedle dum and tweedle dee didn't.”
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