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fiddle-de-dee

or fid·dle·de·dee, fid·dle·dee·dee

[ fid-l-di-dee ]
/ ˌfɪd l dɪˈdi /
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interjection

(used to express irritation, dismissive indifference, or scorn.)

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Origin of fiddle-de-dee

1775–85; fiddle + -de- (reduplication prefix) + (Tweedle)dee (in obsolete sense “fiddler”)
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British Dictionary definitions for fiddle-de-dee

fiddle-de-dee

fiddlededee or fiddledeedee

/ (ˌfɪdəldɪˈdiː) /

interjection

rare an exclamation of impatience, disbelief, or disagreement
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