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Definition of "fiddle-faddle" [fid•dle-fad•dle]

  • Nonsense. (noun)
  • To fritter away one's time; dally. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fiddle-faddle" in a sentence
  • "Or are we just going to fiddle-faddle re-arranging the objects of our concern on that great addictive ship -- America?"
  • "As you can see, I don't fuss with a doughnut cutter and holes and all that fiddle-faddle."
  • "All this wasted 2-step fiddle-faddle can come to a screeching halt."