follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

diddly

[did-lee] /ˈdɪd li/
noun, plural diddlies for 2. Slang.
1.
a thing of little or no value; naught:
Your excuses aren't worth diddly to me.
2.
a flaw; malfunction.
Origin
perhaps euphemistic shortening of diddlyshit
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for diddlies

diddly

adjective

Trivial; insignificant: Tennis was a diddly sport back then/ If you had a choice between IBM or a diddly-squirt upstart

noun

Nothing at all; very little; zilch: Rock critics don't mean diddley/ I don't know a diddly damn about theater/ And Hannibal, he didn't do diddly-squat/ They take this very seriously. It isn't just ''diddley-eye'' to them (1960s+)

Related Terms

not give a damn, not know beans


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for diddly

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for diddlies

11
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for diddlies