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Definition of diddums exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

diddums

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//ˈdɪdəmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪdəmz//
 
(British English, informal)
 
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used for showing sympathy, especially in a way which is not sincere Word Origin late 19th cent.: from did 'em, i.e. ‘did they?’ (tease you, do that to you, etc.).

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