fiddle-faddler

fiddle-faddle

[fid-l-fad-l]
noun
2.
something trivial.
verb (used without object), fiddle-faddled, fiddle-faddling.
3.
to fuss with trifles.
interjection
4.
(used to express irritation, impatience, etc.)

Origin:
1570–80; gradational compound based on fiddle

fiddle-faddler, noun
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fiddle-faddle (ˈfɪdəlˌfædəl)
 
n, —interj
1.  trivial matter; nonsense
 
vb
2.  (intr) to fuss or waste time, esp over trivial matters
 
[C16: reduplication of fiddle]
 
'fiddle-faddler
 
n

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