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piddle

[pid-l] /ˈpɪd l/
verb (used without object), piddled, piddling.
1.
to spend time in a wasteful, trifling, or ineffective way; dawdle (often followed by around):
He wasted the day piddling around.
2.
Informal. (especially of children and pets) to urinate.
verb (used with object), piddled, piddling.
3.
to waste (time, money, etc.); fail to utilize (usually followed by away).
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; origin uncertain
Related forms
piddler, noun
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Examples for piddle
  • The are some piddle devices that contain enzymes to signal the dog to go potty.
  • Should have spent more time monitoring this travesty instead of messing around with this piddle stuff.
British Dictionary definitions for piddle

piddle

/ˈpɪdəl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (informal) to urinate
2.
when tr, often foll by away. to spend (one's time) aimlessly; fritter
Derived Forms
piddler, noun
Word Origin
C16: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for piddle
v.

1540s, "to peddle, to work in a trifling way," of uncertain origin, apparently a frequentative form. Meaning "to pick at one's food" is from 1610s; that of "urinate" is from 1796. Related: Piddled; piddler; piddling.

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Slang definitions & phrases for piddle

piddle

noun

Urine (1901+)

verb
  1. To urinate; pee: So you piddled on the floor. But you don't have to have your face wiped in it (1796+)
  2. To waste; idle: You just piddle the day away (1545+)

[a euphemism for piss]


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