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
Synonymscrawl, creep, dally, dawdle, delay, dillydally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag (also lallygag), mope, poke, shilly-shally, tarry
Antonymsbarrel, bolt, career, course, dash, fly, hasten, hotfoot (it), hurry, race, rip, rocket, run, rush, scoot, scud, scurry, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, whiz (or whizz), zip
Related Wordsfiddle (around), fool around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; amble, ease, inch, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stagger, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up); filibuster, procrastinate, stall, temporize
Near Antonymsbowl, breeze, dart, hump, hurtle, hustle, scramble, stampede; gallop, jog, run, sprint, trot; accelerate, quicken, speed (up); catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake
DIDDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of diddle for English Language Learners
: to spend time doing something or handling something in an aimless way
: to steal money from (someone) by cheating