Fiddle-Faddle


Fiddle-Faddle

(FID-l-fad-l)

Noun, exclamation:

-Trivial matters; nonsense.

Verb:

-To fuss or waste time, especially over trivial matters.

From trifles - busy oneself with trifles; talk nonsense. Apparently a reduplication of obsolete faddle - to trifle, or of fiddle in its contemptuous sense.

Used in a sentence:

“You know Trevor, you needn’t bother yourself with all that fiddle-faddle.

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