fiddle-faddle

noun
fid·​dle-fad·​dle | \ ˈfi-dᵊl-ˌfa-dᵊl \

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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