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taradiddle

or tar·ra·did·dle

[tar-uh-did-l]
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noun Informal.
  1. a small lie; fib.
  2. pretentious nonsense.
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Origin of taradiddle

First recorded in 1790–1800; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for taradiddle

Historical Examples

  • This taradiddle I invented to account for the look of my hands.

    Stories of Exile

    Various

  • We would like to do so, of course; but our sense of truth revolts against the enunciation of such a taradiddle.


British Dictionary definitions for taradiddle

taradiddle

noun
  1. another spelling of tarradiddle
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