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Definition of diddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they diddle
    he / she / it diddles
    past simple diddled
    -ing form diddling
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  1. 1[intransitive] diddle (around) to waste time without having a purpose Sometimes I just diddle around all day.
  2. 2[intransitive] diddle (with something) to play with something carelessly or without thinking He diddled with the graphics on his computer.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: diddle