Definition of Tarradiddle

1. Noun. A trivial lie. "How can I stop my child from telling stories?"

Exact synonyms: Fib, Story, Tale, Taradiddle
Generic synonyms: Lie, Prevarication
Specialized synonyms: Cock-and-bull Story, Fairy Story, Fairy Tale, Fairytale, Song And Dance
Derivative terms: Fib



2. Noun. Pretentious or silly talk or writing.

Definition of Tarradiddle

1. Noun. A trivial lie. ¹

2. Noun. Silly talk or writing; humbug. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tarradiddle

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tarradiddle

tarpaulined
tarpaulins
tarped
tarping
tarpit
tarpits
tarpon
tarpons
tarpot
tarpots
tarps
tarpum
tarpums
tarrace
tarraces
tarradiddle (current term)
tarradiddles
tarragon
tarragon oil
tarragons
tarras
tarrases
tarre
tarred
tarred-and-feathered(a)
tarred with the same brush
tarres
tarriance
tarriances
tarried

Literary usage of Tarradiddle

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1. The Foreign Quarterly Review by Theodore Foster (1842)
"Mr. Pye Hilary has met with a half-pay captain, tarradiddle (Farren), whose company he is bound to endure, and who becomes his confidant. ..."

2. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope (1911)
"O Lady Lufton! have you not now written a tarradiddle to your friend ? In these days we are becoming very strict about truth with our children; ..."

3. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope (1911)
"O Lady Lufton! have you not now written a tarradiddle to your friend ? In these days we are becoming very strict about truth with our children; ..."

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