- a small lie; fib.
- pretentious nonsense.
Origin of taradiddle
First recorded in 1790–1800; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for tarradiddle
A tarradiddle is what you say when you are, so to speak, took by surprise.Girls of the Forest
L. T. Meade
She is ironing—Tarradiddle is smoking, and, like all smokers, philosophising.
- a trifling lie
- nonsense; twaddle
of unknown origin
- another spelling of tarradiddle
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