diddle

verb
did·dle | \ ˈdi-dᵊl \
diddled; diddling\ˈdid-liŋ, -dᵊl-iŋ \

Definition of diddle 

transitive verb

1 chiefly dialectal : to move with short rapid motions

2 : to waste (time) in trifling

3 : hoax, swindle

4 usually vulgar : to copulate with

intransitive verb

1 : dawdle, fool

2 : fiddle, toy usually used with with diddled with the machine until it broke

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Other words from diddle

diddler \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.

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diddle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of diddle

: to spend time doing something or handling something in an aimless way

: to steal money from (someone) by cheating

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