Still, I have never forgotten that in my youth, I thought the difference between life and death was piddling.
And every company in the Galaxy, be it monstrous huge or piddling small, made a mad rush to be first on the scene.
I come to town and stayed about two weeks, piddling around to git along.
They simply sat around, doing nothing but watch their screens and keep their few, piddling records.
Except for the portions reserved for the two cooks, there was not a crumb of piddling left.
There are lots of loafers and piddling projects,--but the government's also doing some big jobs, some real construction work.
Here I was prepared to remove the drug scourge forever, and at a piddling cost.
We were kind of piddling around, and I kind of walked off ahead of him.
With this he left us piddling; then within a quarter of an hour came back, and told us the pope-hawk is now to be seen.
1540s, "to peddle, to work in a trifling way," of uncertain origin, apparently a frequentative form. Meaning "to pick at one's food" is from 1610s; that of "urinate" is from 1796. Related: Piddled; piddler; piddling.
Meager; trivial; paltry: It was an effort, though a piddling one/ The case was ''a piddly little misdemeanor''/ Make your pissy-ass point again ( first form 1559+, second 1940s+)
[a euphemism for piss]