Definition of fiddly
: requiring close attention to detail : fussy; especially : requiring an annoying amount of close attention the tiny control buttons on the back are fiddly — M. J. McNamara
Examples of fiddly in a Sentence
connecting up all the wires and the other fiddly bits
Recent Examples of fiddly from the Web
Whereas our diesel-powered long-term Nissan Titan XD pickup gives drivers an easy-to-read digital DEF gauge, the Rover forces owners to navigate a fiddly gauge-cluster menu that appears only when the vehicle is in its accessory power mode.
The stubby stylus is far too short to use comfortably, while the micro SD card slot (a 4GB card is included) and the cartridge slot have been moved behind a fiddly plastic flap.
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First Known Use of fiddly
FIDDLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fiddly for English Language Learners
: awkward or difficult to handle because of many small parts or details
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