Definition of Diddle

1. Verb. Deprive of by deceit. "They diddle him of all his money"; "The cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

Exact synonyms: Bunco, Con, Defraud, Gip, Goldbrick, Gyp, Hornswoggle, Mulct, Nobble, Rook, Scam, Short-change, Swindle, Victimize
Specialized synonyms: Short, Short-change
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel, Rip Off
Derivative terms: Bunco, Con, Defrauder, Gyp, Scam, Scammer, Swindle, Swindler, Victimization

2. Verb. Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination. "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
Exact synonyms: Fiddle, Play, Toy
Generic synonyms: Manipulate
Specialized synonyms: Put Out, Retire
Derivative terms: Fiddler
Also: Toy With

Definition of Diddle

1. v. i. To totter, as a child in walking.

2. v. t. To cheat or overreach.

Definition of Diddle

1. Noun. (music) 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 same speed as the context in which they are placed ¹

2. Noun. (slang childish) The penis. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to cheat; to swindle ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to have sex with ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to masturbate (especially of women) ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) to waste time ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diddle

1. to swindle [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES] - See also: swindle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diddle

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didascalar
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diddicoy
diddicoys
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diddling

Literary usage of Diddle

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1. The Scottish Songs by Robert Chambers (1829)
"Ha-diddle, how-diddle, ha-diddle, how-diddle, went the Fiddle-diddle, fiddle-diddle, went the fiddlers three : And there's no a lass in a' the land, ..."

2. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1887)
"diddle diddle, diddle diddle, diddle diddle, dum. There is nothing in playing before good judges ; but there's a. man there—no, not him with the bundle ..."

3. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1915)
"My text is— Hey diddle diddle, The cat's in the fiddle, The co\v jumped over the ... Hey diddle diddle seems to be a fair ejaculatory observation that might ..."

4. Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes by Lina Eckenstein (1906)
"Roses are red, diddle diddle, lavender's blue. If you will have me, ... Lillies are white, diddle diddle, rosemary's green, When you are king, diddle, ..."

5. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"Loi de diddle diddle, &c. John, you stupid booby, Why don't you foot it away. ... Hey diddle, ho diddle dee; And Lady Go-nimble had barely one ..."

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