fiddle-faddle

noun
fid·​dle-fad·​dle | \ ˈfi-dᵊl-ˌfa-dᵊl How to pronounce fiddle-faddle (audio) \

Definition of fiddle-faddle

: nonsense often used as an interjection

First Known Use of fiddle-faddle

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fiddle-faddle

reduplication of fiddle (fiddlesticks)

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The first known use of fiddle-faddle was in 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Fiddle-faddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiddle-faddle. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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