fiddle-faddle

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Nonsense.
  • intransitive verb To fritter away one's time; dally.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Trifling talk; trifles. Also fiddle-cum-faddle and fidfad.
  • Trifling; making a bustle about nothing.
  • To trifle; busy one's self with nothing; talk trifling nonsense; dawdle; dally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. A trifle; trifling talk; nonsense.
  • intransitive verb colloq. To talk nonsense.

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  • noun nonsense

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun trivial nonsense

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ Reduplication of fiddle.]

Examples

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  • Fiddle-faddle, foolish man!-- what a pother is here!-- I guess how it is: you are ashamed to let us see what sort of people you carried your lady among!

    The false Lady Betty Lawrance, as quoted by Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    January 4, 2008