Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Now you know where Bo Diddley got his stage name. He said, at a performance I attended that wires for his and others' diddley bows were purloined from window screens. Crushed cans shoved under the wire provided tension and support, and a glass beer bottle was used as a slide.

    March 22, 2011

  • “Mr. Perkins, who dropped out of school after the third grade, taught himself the rudiments of blues guitar on a homemade instrument called a diddley bow: a length of wire stretched between nails driven into a wall.”

    The New York Times, Pinetop Perkins, Delta Boogie-Woogie Master, Dies at 97, by Bill Friskics-Warren, March 21, 2011

    March 22, 2011