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Definition of "fiddling" []

  • Trivial; petty. (adjective)

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 "fiddling" in a sentence
  • "Dr Patrick, who researched the subject for a PhD, said: The academics call this ‘gaming’ but front line police officers would call it fiddling the figures, massaging the books or, the current favourite term, ‘good housekeeping’."
  • "A great way of digital fiddling is tuning my blog."
  • "The long action gives me a bit more flexibility in fiddling with OAL and my never-ending quest for smaller groups."