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A.Word.A.Day--fiddle-faddlePronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
fiddle-faddle (FID-l-fad-l) noun
To fritter away one's time; dally.
[Reduplication of fiddle.]
"The big event: after an hour of fiddle-faddle the stage darkens." Cherry-picking California's strawberry industry; a new way to breakdance. New Statesman, 18 Apr 1997.
This week's theme: reduplicatives.
X-BonusLoyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. -Mark Twain, U.S. Author (1835-1910)