diddly-squat

noun

did·​dly-squat ˈdi-dᵊl-ē-ˌskwät How to pronounce diddly-squat (audio)
ˈdid-lē-
slang
: the least amount : anything at all
didn't know diddly-squat about sports Sam Toperoff

Word History

Etymology

probably alteration of doodly-squat

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diddly-squat was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Diddly-squat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diddly-squat. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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