fiddlestick

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fiddlestick was in the 15th century

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“Fiddlestick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiddlestick. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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fiddlestick

noun
fid·​dle·​stick ˈfid-ᵊl-ˌstik How to pronounce fiddlestick (audio)
1
: a violin bow
2
plural : nonsense sense 1
used as an interjection

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