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fiddle-de-dee

or fid路dle路de路dee, fid路dle路dee路dee

[ fid-l-di-dee ]
/ 藢f瑟d l d瑟藞di /
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interjection
(used to express irritation, dismissive indifference, or scorn.)
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Origin of fiddle-de-dee

1775鈥85; fiddle + -de- (reduplication prefix) + (Tweedle)dee (in obsolete sense 鈥渇iddler鈥)
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British Dictionary definitions for fiddle-de-dee

fiddle-de-dee

fiddlededee or fiddledeedee

/ (藢f瑟dld瑟藞di藧) /

interjection
rare an exclamation of impatience, disbelief, or disagreement
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