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



    BrE BrE//ˈtɪdli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪdli//
    (British English, informal)
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  1. 1slightly drunk I feel a bit tiddly.
  2. 2very small synonym tiny All I got to eat was a tiddly little biscuit.
  3. Word Originsense 1 mid 19th cent. (as a noun denoting an alcoholic drink, particularly of spirits): perhaps from slang tiddlywink, denoting an unlicensed public house. The current sense dates from the early 20th cent.sense 2 mid 19th cent.: variant of colloquial tiddy, of unknown origin.