fiddle-de-dee

or fid·dle·de·dee, fid·dle·dee·dee

[ fid-l-di-dee ]
/ ˌfɪd l dɪˈdi /

interjection

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

Nearby words

  1. fiddle back,
  2. fiddle bow,
  3. fiddle pattern,
  4. fiddle while rome burns,
  5. fiddle-back,
  6. fiddle-faddle,
  7. fiddle-footed,
  8. fiddleback,
  9. fiddleback spider,
  10. fiddlehead

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 fiddledeedee

fiddle-de-dee

fiddlededee or fiddledeedee

/ (ˌfɪdəldɪˈdiː) /

interjection

rare an exclamation of impatience, disbelief, or disagreement
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