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piddling

[ pid-ling ]
/ ˈpɪd lɪŋ /
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adjective
amounting to very little; trifling; negligible: a piddling sum of money.
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Origin of piddling

First recorded in 1550–60; piddle + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for piddling

piddling
/ (ˈpɪdlɪŋ) /

adjective
informal petty; trifling; trivial

Derived forms of piddling

piddlingly, adverb
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