noun (plural diddies)British • informal
- A fool: what a diddy!More example sentences
- ‘We need a team, not three good trainers and 12 diddies,’ says Preston, adding that it worked, with part of the proof arriving in the form of 12 of the players begging to be let in to the gym on Christmas Eve.
- ITV's audience figures failed to go through the roof, and this episode proved once again that viewers want good-quality programmes and talented presenters, not vacuous diddies like him.
- He is like one of those diddies down the pub, who must win at everything he takes part in - dominoes, darts, pool, the lot.
late 18th century: alteration of titty.
adjectiveBritish • informal
- Little: a little diddy baby hedgehogMore example sentences
- Once upon a time the land was deer park, now it is an intricate pattern of hummock-shaped pastures, small fields, small field barns, diddy gates and ridge and furrow grassland.
- If you've never heard of emulators before, they're diddy wee programs that let you run software from other platforms outside the native hardware.
- Your driving view is uncluttered and cockpit-like, making the diddy Ford extremely manoeuvrable in car parks and overcrowded city streets.
probably a child's corruption of little.