quiddle

Quiddle

Quid"dle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quiddled; p. pr. & vb. n. Quiddling.] [L. quid what.] To spend time in trifling employments, or to attend to useful subjects in an indifferent or superficial manner; to dawdle.
Webster's Revised

Quiddle

Quid"dle\, Quiddler \Quid"dler\, n. One who wastes his energy about trifles. --Emerson.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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