a series of small (usually idle) twists or turns
twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl(verb)
turn in a twisting or spinning motion
"The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
twiddle, fiddle with(verb)
manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner
"He twiddled his thumbs while waiting for the interview"
To wiggle, fidget or play with; to move around.
To flip or switch two adjacent bits.
To be in an equivalence relation with.
to touch lightly, or play with; to tweedle; to twirl; as, to twiddle one's thumbs; to twiddle a watch key
to play with anything; hence, to be busy about trifles
a slight twist with the fingers
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
twid′l, v.t. to twirl idly, to play with.—v.i. to revolve: to trifle with something.—n. a twirl of the fingers.—ns. Twidd′ler; Twidd′ling-line, formerly a piece of small rope for steadying the steering-wheel: a string attached to a compass-gimbal, by which the compass-card may be started so as to play freely.—Twiddle one's fingers, to be idle. [Ety. dub.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. Tilde (ASCII 1111110, ~). Also called squiggle, sqiggle (sic — pronounced /skig´l/), and twaddle, but twiddle is the most common term. 2. A small and insignificant change to a program. Usually fixes one bug and generates several new ones (see also shotgun debugging). 3. vt. To change something in a small way. Bits, for example, are often twiddled. Twiddling a switch or knobs implies much less sense of purpose than toggling or tweaking it; see frobnicate. To speak of twiddling a bit connotes aimlessness, and at best doesn't specify what you're doing to the bit; ‘toggling a bit’ has a more specific meaning (see bit twiddling, toggle). 4. Uncommon name for the twirling baton prompt.
The numerical value of Twiddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Twiddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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