[ did-lee ]
/ ˈdɪd li /
noun, plural did·dlies for 2. Slang.
a thing of little or no value; naught: Your excuses aren't worth diddly to me.
a flaw; malfunction.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of diddly
Perhaps euphemistic shortening of diddlyshit
Words nearby diddly
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