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diddly-squat

[ did-lee-skwot ]
/ ˈdɪd liˌskwɒt /
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noun Slang.

a minimum amount or degree; the least bit (usually used in the negative): This coin collection isn't worth diddly-squat in today's market.

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Origin of diddly-squat

Probably euphemistic variant of diddlyshit
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British Dictionary definitions for diddly-squat

diddly-squat
/ (ˌdɪdlɪˈskwɒt) /

pronoun

US and Canadian informal (usually used with a negative) anythingthat doesn't mean diddly-squat
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