- to spend time in a wasteful, trifling, or ineffective way; dawdle (often followed by around): He wasted the day piddling around.
- Informal. (especially of children and pets) to urinate.
- to waste (time, money, etc.); fail to utilize (usually followed by away).
Origin of piddle
Examples from the Web for piddler
Historical Examples of piddler
But he was ably vindicated by Piddler, and the unfortunate Sam was convicted of petty larceny.The Funny Philosophers
- (intr) informal to urinate
- (when tr, often foll by away) to spend (one's time) aimlessly; fritter
Word Origin for piddle
Word Origin and History for piddler
1540s, "to peddle, to work in a trifling way," of uncertain origin, apparently a frequentative form. Meaning "to pick at one's food" is from 1610s; that of "urinate" is from 1796. Related: Piddled; piddler; piddling.