Definition of fiddle around
- They spent hours just fiddling around when they should have been working.
: a device (such as a slat, rack, or light railing) to keep objects from sliding off a table aboard ship
: to play on a fiddle
: to move the hands or fingers restlessly
: to spend time in aimless or fruitless activity : putter, tinker
: in a circle or in circumference
: in, along, or through a circuit
: on all or various sides : in every or any direction
: on all sides of
: so as to encircle or enclose
: so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of
: being in existence, evidence, or circulation
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