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piddle

[ pid-l ]

verb (used without object)

, pid·dled, pid·dling.
  1. to spend time in a wasteful, trifling, or ineffective way; dawdle (often followed by around ):

    He wasted the day piddling around.

  2. Informal. (especially of children and pets) to urinate.


verb (used with object)

, pid·dled, pid·dling.
  1. to waste (time, money, etc.); fail to utilize (usually followed by away ).

piddle

/ ˈpɪdəl /

verb

  1. informal.
    intr to urinate
  2. whentr, often foll by away to spend (one's time) aimlessly; fritter


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Derived Forms

  • ˈpiddler, noun

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Other Words From

  • piddler noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of piddle1

First recorded in 1535–45; origin uncertain

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Word History and Origins

Origin of piddle1

C16: origin unknown

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Example Sentences

“For 99 percent of missions piddle packs work just fine,” said Trevor “Dozen” Aldridge, a former F-15C pilot who also flew with the Thunderbirds demonstration team.

The pump could be an improvement over previous systems, where pilots unzipped their flight suits and peed directly into a plastic bag called a piddle pack.

Those pledges, activists and disinformation experts say, are piddling compared to the amount of climate misinformation and paid pro-fossil fuel advertising on the site.

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So we piddled around in solitude and uploaded it all to Instagram.

The ill-named River Piddle—a rippling, tortoiseshell-coloured stream at times—runs through the streets.

My father and mother were of humble means, living in the village of Bryant's Piddle, in (p. 002) the county of Dorset.

It riseth about Alton, and goeth from thence to Piddle trench head, Deuils.

Some moved to town and do carpenter work, and others jes' piddle around.

The principal rivers are the Stour, the Frome, and the Piddle.

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