verb (used without object), fid·dle-fad·dled, fid·dle-fad·dling.
Origin of fiddle-faddle
Examples from the Web for fiddle-faddle
He said one day to me, "Why don't you give up your fiddle-faddle of geology and zoology, and turn to the occult sciences!"The Autobiography of Charles Darwin|Charles Darwin
He might indeed have been well designated as "a fiddle-faddle bit of sterling."
Dost thou think I will fiddle-faddle about myself like a woman?An Orkney Maid|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
There's a lot of "fiddle-faddle" wrapped up in that word "inspiration."The Fiction Factory|John Milton Edwards
Well might the merit of your passion be doubted, you say, if, like Mr. Solmes—fiddle-faddle!Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
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Word Origin for fiddle-faddle
Word Origin and History for fiddle-faddle
1570s (n.); 1630s (v.), apparently a reduplication of obsolete faddle "to trifle."