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A.Word.A.Day--fiddle-faddle

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fiddle-faddle (FID-l-fad-l) noun

Nonsense.

verb intr.

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.

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Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. -Mark Twain, U.S. Author (1835-1910)

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