piddle

[pid-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:
1535–45; origin uncertain

piddler, noun
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piddle (ˈpɪdəl)
 
vb (when tr, often foll by away)
1.  informal (intr) to urinate
2.  to spend (one's time) aimlessly; fritter
 
[C16: origin unknown]
 
'piddler
 
n

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piddle
1545, "to peddle, to work in a trifling way," of uncertain origin, apparently a frequentative form. Meaning "to pick at one's food" is from 1620; that of "urinate" is from 1796. Piddling (adj.) "insignificant, trifling" is from 1559.
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Example sentences
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.
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