Simple Definition of diddle
: to spend time doing something or handling something in an aimless way
: to steal money from (someone) by cheating
Full Definition of diddle
diddlingplay \ˈdid-liŋ, -dəl-iŋ\
diddlerplay \ˈdid-lər, -dəl-ər\ noun
Examples of diddle in a sentence
He had tried to diddle his insurance agency.
She felt she had been diddled out of her inheritance.
Origin and Etymology of diddle
First Known Use: 1786
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