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piddling

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adjective pid·dling \ˈpid-lən, -liŋ; ˈpi-dəl-ən, -iŋ\

Simple Definition of piddling

  • : small or unimportant

Full Definition of piddling

Examples of piddling

  1. He was paid a piddling amount of money.

  2. <raised one final, piddling objection to the plan>



1559

First Known Use of piddling

1559

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