Definition of fiddle-faddle in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfɪd(ə)lfad(ə)l


[mass noun]
  • Trivial matters; nonsense.
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    • There is, however, a glue that holds all this fiddle-faddle together and gives it a certain inner logic.
    • And what is all that fiddle-faddle about the door sticking just by getting shut all the way?


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  • Mess about; fuss: you haven’t time to fiddle-faddle about like that
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    • We shouldn't fiddle-faddle around with the Samurai-Cons on the loose.
    • It's easier to stop at fast food restaurants than fiddle faddle around and make breakfast?


late 16th century: reduplication of fiddle.

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