What does diddle mean?

Definitions for diddle
ˈdɪd ldid·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, converb

    deprive of by deceit

    "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

  2. toy, fiddle, diddle, playverb

    manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

    "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"

Wiktionary

  1. diddlenoun

    In percussion, two consecutive notes played by the same hand (either RR or LL), similar to the drag, except that by convention diddles are played the as the context in which they are placed

    Etymology: From dialectal duddle, "to trick" (16th century), "to totter" (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name (which itself was probably chosen as an allusion to duddle) of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney's Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning "to have sex with" is from the 19th century, "to masturbate" is 1950's.

  2. diddlenoun

    The penis.

    Etymology: From dialectal duddle, "to trick" (16th century), "to totter" (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name (which itself was probably chosen as an allusion to duddle) of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney's Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning "to have sex with" is from the 19th century, "to masturbate" is 1950's.

  3. diddleverb

    to cheat; to swindle

    Etymology: From dialectal duddle, "to trick" (16th century), "to totter" (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name (which itself was probably chosen as an allusion to duddle) of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney's Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning "to have sex with" is from the 19th century, "to masturbate" is 1950's.

  4. diddleverb

    to have sex with

    Etymology: From dialectal duddle, "to trick" (16th century), "to totter" (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name (which itself was probably chosen as an allusion to duddle) of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney's Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning "to have sex with" is from the 19th century, "to masturbate" is 1950's.

  5. diddleverb

    to masturbate (especially of women)

    Etymology: From dialectal duddle, "to trick" (16th century), "to totter" (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name (which itself was probably chosen as an allusion to duddle) of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney's Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning "to have sex with" is from the 19th century, "to masturbate" is 1950's.

  6. diddleverb

    to waste time

    Etymology: From dialectal duddle, "to trick" (16th century), "to totter" (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name (which itself was probably chosen as an allusion to duddle) of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney's Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning "to have sex with" is from the 19th century, "to masturbate" is 1950's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diddleverb

    to totter, as a child in walking

    Etymology: [Perh. from AS. dyderian to deceive, the letter r being changed to l.]

  2. Diddleverb

    to cheat or overreach

    Etymology: [Perh. from AS. dyderian to deceive, the letter r being changed to l.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diddle

    did′l, v.t. to cajole, swindle.—n. Didd′ler.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. diddle

    1. vt. To work with or modify in a not-particularly-serious manner. “I diddled a copy of ADVENT so it didn't double-space all the time.” “Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away.” See tweak and twiddle. 2. n. The action or result of diddling.See also tweak, twiddle, frob.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • изигравам, измамвамBulgarian
  • мошенничать, обманыватьRussian
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