Definition of fiddly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɪdli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪdli//
(fiddlier, fiddliest) (British English, informal)
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difficult to do or use because small objects are involved Changing a fuse is one of those fiddly jobs I hate. Zips are less fiddly than buttons. It was very fiddly to do with gloves on. Stringing the beads looked a bit fiddly.