Definition of Fiddler

1. Noun. A musician who plays the violin.

2. Noun. Someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner.
Exact synonyms: Twiddler
Generic synonyms: Manipulator
Derivative terms: Fiddle, Twiddle

3. Noun. An unskilled person who tries to fix or mend.
Exact synonyms: Tinkerer
Generic synonyms: Unskilled Person
Derivative terms: Fiddle, Tinker

Definition of Fiddler

1. n. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.

Definition of Fiddler

1. Noun. One who plays the fiddle. ¹

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Definition of Fiddler

1. one that fiddles [n -S] - See also: fiddles

Medical Definition of Fiddler

1. 1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin. 2. A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; called also calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab. 3. The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); so called because it continually oscillates its body. Fiddler crab. See Fiddler. Origin: AS. Fielere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fiddler

fiddled with
fiddlehead fern
fiddler (current term)
fiddler crab
fiddler crabs
fiddles with

Literary usage of Fiddler

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1. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"Well, fiddler, between you and me, we 're a pair of idiots. fiddler. ... fiddler. All very well, Mr Karslake, hut I must know if I 'm to give lier a— JOHN. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1841)
"Anecdotes of Wilkie and his” Blind fiddler.” racter of this extraordinary woman, that while she was engaged in these various, and often laborious, ..."

3. Graham's Magazine by George R. Graham, Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
"exclaimed the old blind fiddler, while his eyes shone like two glass bottles, ... But, from the time the blind fiddler firsl made his appearance, ..."

4. Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country (1882)
"APOLLO THE fiddler. A CHAPTER ON ARTISTIC ANACHRONISM. RAISE up and hollow out your two hands, so as to shut out from your eyes all the vague, ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"And do you really think the fiddler was the cause of the storm ? OU Woman. Do you think it is not a tempting of Providence to forget our duty in noisy music ..."

6. The Progressive Course in Reading by George I. Aldrich (1900)
"LA fiddler once set out on a journey, and on his way he was passing through a great ... said the fiddler to himself, " but I don't want him for a companion. ..."

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