Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To use triflingly; squander: piddle away one's time.
  • intransitive v. To spend time aimlessly; diddle.
  • intransitive v. Informal To urinate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of urination.
  • n. To waste time; often used as a euphemism for piss and followed by away.
  • v. To urinate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To deal in trifles; to concern one's self with trivial matters rather than with those that are important.
  • intransitive v. To be squeamishly nice about one's food.
  • intransitive v. To urinate; -- child's word.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deal in trifles; spend time in a trifling way or about trifling or unimportant matters; attend to trivial concerns, or to the small parts rather than to the main; trifle.
  • To pick at table; eat squeamishly or without appetite.
  • To make water; urinate: a childish word.

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

  • n. liquid excretory product
  • v. waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
  • v. eliminate urine

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • No, I had to remember them then I had to rewrite them and now it's past midnight and I can't sleep in because I have to have the dog at the vet in the morning because currently his piddle is the colour of rust and no, now that you mention it, the words I rewrote aren't precisely what I had before, although they're close, and I'm really really pissed about it because I'm terrified I've left out a really important bit but can't remember because the words were too new and hadn't sunk into my brain.

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  • Webster's definition of "piddle" is simply to dawdle, putter or urinate (but we won't go there).

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  • First they are afraid of a terrorist who can't do any harm and then they are afraid this terrorist will let the cat out of the bag and tell the whole world what cheney authorized and the piddle widdle bush went along with ...

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  • At least he is taking a family vacation, not using our tax revenue to go piddle on his "ranch".

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  • It also begs the question, did someone piddle on your Birkenstocks here?

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  • The tie breaker in the Senate goes to the comedian, so we can just sit back now and watch what the Democrats do with their small election majority and watch them piddle it away until they are defeated in 2010.

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  • What I am wondering is if you have a person has a deer blynd and feeder and a few times throughout Feb - September they go out to their blynd to 'piddle around' (paint the stand, clean the inside, mess with their feeder changing throwing times, batteries, etc, mess with their game camera - and anything else they have out there in the off season).

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  • I don't care if every Mac product comes with a magic button on the side that makes it piddle gold coins and resurrect the dead.

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  • Hey Jim, why do fell the need to piddle on the question?

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  • A government team would piddle around in a training area until the wheels came off of a U.S. well, while a private contractor would be doing real situations around the world on a much more regular basis and probably be a lot better atit.

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