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fiddler

Line breaks: fid|dler
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪdlə
 
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Definition of fiddler in English:

noun

1 informal A person who plays the violin, especially one who plays folk music.
Example sentences
  • I have a recording of a very attractive violin concerto with fiddler Louis Kaufman and Bernard Herrmann conducting.
  • All young whistlers, flautists, fiddlers and other musicians are invited to play a few tunes in what should be an informal and uncompetitive setting.
  • The next week they toured Europe with a Bartok third quartet that had virtuoso fiddlers agape with admiration.
2British informal A person who cheats or swindles, especially one indulging in petty theft.
Example sentences
  • A dole fiddler uses benefit fraud to finance her passion for buying shoes.
  • What a fiddler Keith is - he thinks he won't be caught but Keith is gonna end up in court.

Origin

Old English fithelere, from fithele (see fiddle).

Words that rhyme with fiddler

kiblah

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