diddly-squat

noun
did·​dly-squat | \ ˈdi-dᵊl-ē-ˌskwät How to pronounce diddly-squat (audio) , ˈdid-lē- \

Definition of diddly-squat

slang
: the least amount : anything at all didn't know diddly-squat about sports— Sam Toperoff

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First Known Use of diddly-squat

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diddly-squat

probably alteration of doodly-squat

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The first known use of diddly-squat was in 1963

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“Diddly-squat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diddly-squat. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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diddly-squat

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English Language Learners Definition of diddly-squat

US slang : the least amount : anything at all

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