a person who plays a fiddle.
a person who dawdles or trifles.

before 1100; Middle English, Old English fithelere; cognate with Dutch vedelaar, German Fiedler. See fiddle, -er1 Unabridged
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fiddler (ˈfɪdlə)
1.  a person who plays the fiddle, esp in folk music
2.  See fiddler crab
3.  a person who wastes time or acts aimlessly
4.  informal a cheat or petty rogue

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Word Origin & History

O.E. fiðelere (see fiddle). Fiddler's Green first recorded 1825, from sailors' slang. Fiddler crab is from 1714.
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Example sentences
Jarrell learned the way practically every other fiddler and banjo player did-by
  ear, at the knee of older musicians.
Fiddler crabs track strides to help them find their burrows.
Perhaps the time table has not specified who should be the second fiddler by
The overstrung fiddler tries to maintain a stiff upper lip while privately
  dithering with worry.
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