fiddlestick

noun
fid·​dle·​stick | \ ˈfi-dᵊl-ˌstik How to pronounce fiddlestick (audio) \

Definition of fiddlestick

1 : a violin bow
2a : something of little value : trifle didn't care a fiddlestick for that
b fiddlesticks\ ˈfi-​dᵊl-​ˌstiks How to pronounce fiddlesticks (audio) \ plural : nonsense used as an interjection

First Known Use of fiddlestick

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fiddlestick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiddlestick. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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