fiddlestick

noun fid·dle·stick \ ˈfi-dᵊl-ˌstik \

Definition of fiddlestick

1 : a violin bow
2 a : something of little value : trifle
  • didn't care a fiddlestick for that
b fiddlesticks play \ˈfi-dᵊl-ˌstiks\ plural : nonsense used as an interjection

First Known Use of fiddlestick

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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