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fiddlestick Syllabification: fid·dle·stick
Pronunciation: /ˈfidlˌstik/

Definition of fiddlestick in English:

exclamation

(fiddlesticks)
Nonsense.
Example sentences
  • I suppose one could still say, ‘Oh fiddlesticks.’
  • Oberarzt, fiddlesticks, he was not a real Doktor at all, but perhaps had once been some lowly wardsman in a pre-war Krankhaus.
  • Watch out for those who wax pious about their imagined sacramental link with their constituencies - to which we should reply fiddlesticks.

noun

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A violin bow.
Example sentences
  • Here's my fiddlestick; here's that shall make you dance.
  • The daughter and the bewildered father leave, but leave the fiddlestick behind.

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