pid·​dle | \ ˈpi-dᵊl How to pronounce piddle (audio) \
piddled; piddling\ ˈpid-​liŋ How to pronounce piddle (audio) , ˈpi-​dᵊl-​iŋ \

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Recent Examples on the Web Once March arrives, the sports stags wind down, everybody's a hoops expert and the neighbor that used to piddle in his yard returns from hibernation. Cincinnati Enquirer,, 21 Jan. 2018 Commissioners on Tuesday piddled around, failing to allocate money to LASER, the agency that could snag millions of dollars for the poor, elderly, disabled, uninsured and underinsured of Lake County. Lauren Ritchie,, 20 Sep. 2017 But his mistakes Sunday may not have looked so glaring if promising drives weren’t piddled away into field goals. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, 20 Sep. 2017 Dean, of course, is terrified of heights and tries to act all manly while piddling in his pull ups. Melissa Locker, Time, 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of piddle

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for piddle

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“Piddle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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