fiddler

[ fid-ler ]
/ ˈfɪd lər /

noun

a person who plays a fiddle.
a person who dawdles or trifles.

Origin of fiddler

before 1100; Middle English, Old English fithelere; cognate with Dutch vedelaar, German Fiedler. See fiddle, -er1
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fiddler
/ (ˈfɪdlə) /

noun

a person who plays the fiddle, esp in folk music
a person who wastes time or acts aimlessly
informal a cheat or petty rogue
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