pid·​dly | \ ˈpid-lē How to pronounce piddly (audio) \

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Examples of piddly in a Sentence

I don't want to argue about piddly details. there's only a piddly difference in price between the two paintings, so take whichever you prefer
Recent Examples on the Web Byrne is still a United States congressman and that’s no piddly thing. Kyle Whitmire, al, "Jeff Sessions’ Senate bid puts knives in Republican backs," 7 Nov. 2019 This information isn't written in the controller's piddly instruction manual. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokemon Let’s Go: Well, I guess my adult ass is going to collect them all," 16 Nov. 2018 After Kilauea's 1924 summit explosions, the volcano entered a decade of piddly rumblings, followed by 18 years of silence. Sophia Yan And Malcolm Ritter, The Christian Science Monitor, "Hawaii volcano spews out lava ... and information for scientists," 7 June 2018 But sometimes self-denial is its own form of power, as you are no doubt noticing, crammed into that piddly apartment. Helaine Olen, Slate Magazine, "My Wife Has an Inheritance Coming but Wants to Live Like a Pauper. What Do I Do?," 25 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of piddly

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Piddly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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