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Line breaks: did|dums
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪdəmz/

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Definition of diddums in English:


British informal
Used to express commiseration to a child or, ironically, to an adult.


late 19th century: from did 'em, i.e. 'did they?' (tease you, do that to you, etc.).

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