fiddling

adjective
fid·​dling | \ ˈfid-liŋ How to pronounce fiddling (audio) , ˈfi-dᵊl-iŋ \

Definition of fiddling

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: trifling, petty a fiddling excuse

fiddling

noun

Definition of fiddling (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act of playing on a fiddle … Schwarz brings up an orchestra member to do some country fiddling— Heidi Waleson One of the most compelling qualities of Southern fiddling is the rhythm.Augusta Heritage Center

Examples of fiddling in a Sentence

Adjective you should delegate these fiddling matters to your staff so that you can focus on more important issues

First Known Use of fiddling

Adjective

1652, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fiddling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiddling. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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