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Definition of DIDDLING

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Diddle \Did"dle\, v. i. [Cf. {Daddle}.] To totter, as a child in walking. [Obs.] --Quarles. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Diddle \Did"dle\, v. t. [Perh. from AS. dyderian to deceive, the letter r being changed to l.] To cheat or overreach. [Colloq.] --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

diddle


      1. vt. To work with or modify in a not-particularly-serious manner. ?I diddled a copy of {ADVENT} so it didn't double-space all the time.? ?Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away.? See {tweak} and {twiddle}.

      2. n. The action or result of diddling.

      See also {tweak}, {twiddle}, {frob}.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

135 Moby Thesaurus words for "diddle":
     ball, bamboozle, be intimate, beat, beguile, beguile of, beguile the time, betray, bilk, bluff, bunco, burn, burn daylight, cajole, cheat, cheat on, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, circumvent, cog, cog the dice, cohabit, come together, commit adultery, con, conjure, consume time, copulate, couple, cover, cozen, crib, dabble, dally, dawdle, deceive, defraud, delude, dillydally, do, do in, do out of, doodle, double-cross, drone, dupe, euchre, finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, footle, forestall, fornicate, fribble, frig, fritter away time, fudge, gammon, get around, gouge, gull, gyp, have, have sex, have sexual relations, hoax, hocus, hocus-pocus, hornswaggle, humbug, juggle, kill time, lag, lallygag, lay, laze, let down, lie with, linger, loaf, loiter, loll, lollygag, lose time, lounge, make it with, make love, make out, mate, mock, mount, mulct, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, pack the deal, pass the time, piddle, pigeon, play one false, poke, potter, practice fraud upon, put something over, putter, rook, scam, screw, sell gold bricks, serve, service, shave, shortchange, sleep with, snow, stack the cards, stick, sting, string along, swindle, take, take a dive, take in, thimblerig, throw a fight, trick, trifle, two-time, victimize, waste time


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