fiddle fiddle  /ˈfɪ dəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
  2. (v) avoid (one's assigned duties)
  3. (v) commit fraud and steal from one's employer
  4. (v) play the violin or fiddle
  5. (v) play on a violin
  6. (v) manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
  7. (v) play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
  8. (v) try to fix or mend

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Usage(s):

  1. Well, my fiddle was my daddy's til the day he died And he took me by the hand and held me close to his side He said.
  2. In all Europe there is no match for Sergei Koussevitzky, bull fiddler.
  3. It fits in your pocket and has a wired remote so you don't have to fiddle much during sweaty workouts.

News

  1. Sony's Open SmartWatch project lets devs tinker with its firmware

    Starting today, advanced developers can fiddle with Sony's SmartWatch with more freedom than ever before. With the Open SmartWatch project, the company is now allowing devs to create and flash their own firmware to the device, paving the way for greater exploration of its potential. Previously, third-party innovation was limited to the official Add-on SDK, but with a slew of resources posted on ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. Froome eyes Tour success for years to come

    LONDON (Reuters) - Briton Chris Froome made clear on Wednesday that he has no intention of ever again playing second fiddle to compatriot and Sky team mate Bradley Wiggins on the Tour de France. The 28-year-old, winner of the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday, told the Times newspaper that he wanted to be in a position to win the Tour for years to come. "I've got my goals and personally where I ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Fiddle & Griddle underway in Roswell

    Downtown Roswell is closed to traffic this weekend starting Friday for the second annual Fiddle & Griddle Festival. Read more at KOB.com
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KOB 4 Albuquerque

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Quotes

  1. "I am the first chancellor to remove the temptation to fiddle the figures by giving up control over the economic and fiscal forecast," Osborne said.
    on May 17, 2010 By: George Osborne Source: MarketWatch

  2. "I've struggled a little bit," Wilson said. "I took a couple weeks off and just went home and tried to clear my brain and just play golf rather than maybe sit on the range and fiddle with my swing. I think that helped."
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Dean Wilson Source: USA Today

  3. "There are background singers and a lot more fiddle and the Oak Ridge Boys are on there and Doug Kershaw," Jennings said. "Lyrically, it's more personal. But it's very much a country record."
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Shooter Jennings Source: Washington Post

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