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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fid-l-fad-l]
    • /ˈfɪd lˌfæd l/
    • /ˈfɪd.l̩.stɪks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fid-l-fad-l]
    • /ˈfɪd lˌfæd l/

Definitions of fiddle-faddle word

  • noun fiddle-faddle nonsense. 1
  • noun fiddle-faddle something trivial. 1
  • verb without object fiddle-faddle to fuss with trifles. 1
  • noun fiddle-faddle trivial matter; nonsense 0
  • verb fiddle-faddle to fuss or waste time, esp over trivial matters 0
  • noun fiddle-faddle nonsense 0

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Origin of fiddle-faddle

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80; gradational compound based on fiddle

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Parts of speech for Fiddle-faddle


fiddle-faddle popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for fiddle-faddle

noun fiddle-faddle

  • hogwash — refuse given to hogs; swill.
  • frippery — finery in dress, especially when showy, gaudy, or the like.
  • froth — an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard-driven horse; foam; spume.
  • triviality — something trivial; a trivial matter, affair, remark, etc.: cocktail conversation marked by trivialities.
  • bunk — A bunk is a bed that is fixed to a wall, especially in a ship or caravan.

Antonyms for fiddle-faddle

noun fiddle-faddle

  • sense — any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body: My sense of smell tells me that dinner is ready.
  • truth — the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.

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