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[did-lee] /ˈdɪd li/
noun, plural diddlies for 2. Slang.
a thing of little or no value; naught:
Your excuses aren't worth diddly to me.
a flaw; malfunction.
Origin of diddly
perhaps euphemistic shortening of diddlyshit Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Trivial; insignificant: Tennis was a diddly sport back then/ If you had a choice between IBM or a diddly-squirt upstart


Nothing at all; very little; zilch: Rock critics don't mean diddley/ I don't know a diddly damn about theater/ And Hannibal, he didn't do diddly-squat/ They take this very seriously. It isn't just ''diddley-eye'' to them (1960s+)

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not give a damn, not know beans

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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