diddly-squat

[did-lee-skwot]
noun Slang.

Origin:
probably euphemistic variant of diddlyshit

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diddly-squat (ˌdɪdlɪˈskwɒt)
 
pron
informal (US), (Canadian) (usually used with a negative) anything: that doesn't mean diddly-squat

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diddly-squat definition

[ˈdɪdliskwɑt] and [ˈdudliskwɑt]
and (doodly-)squat
  1. n.
    nothing. (Folksy. Originally black or southern.) : This contract isn't worth diddly-squat.
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Example sentences
The breakthroughs get a lot of attention, but attention means diddly-squat in the bigger picture.
It's because the university tests that have shown diddly-squat.
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