fiddle about

Definition of fiddle about

chiefly British

  1. :  to spend time in activity that does not have a real purpose They spent hours just fiddling about when they should have been working.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  violin

    :  a device (as a slat, rack, or light railing) to keep objects from sliding off a table aboard ship

    :  fiddlesticks

  1. :  to play on a fiddle

    :  to move the hands or fingers restlessly

    :  to spend time in aimless or fruitless activity :  putter, tinker

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a brief usually trivial fact

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