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Meaning of DIDDLE

Pronunciation:  'didl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
  2. [v]  deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

DIDDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bunco, con, defraud, fiddle, goldbrick, gyp, mulct, nobble, play, rook, scam, swindle, toy, victimize
 See Also: beat, cheat, chisel, entertain, flirt with, manipulate, rip off, short, short-change, think about, think of, toy with



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Did"dle\, v. i. [Cf. {Daddle}.]
    To totter, as a child in walking. [Obs.] --Quarles.
  2. \Did"dle\, v. t. [Perh. from AS. dyderian to deceive, the
    letter r being changed to l.]
    To cheat or overreach. [Colloq.] --Beaconsfield.
Computing Dictionary

1. To work with or modify in a not particularly serious manner. "I diddled a copy of advent so it didn't double-space all the time." "Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away."

See tweak and twiddle.

2. The action or result of diddling.

See also tweak, twiddle, frob.

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