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Origin of piddling
verb (used without object), pid·dled, pid·dling.
verb (used with object), pid·dled, pid·dling.
Origin of piddle
Examples from the Web for piddling
Still, I have never forgotten that in my youth, I thought the difference between life and death was piddling.
And every company in the Galaxy, be it monstrous huge or piddling small, made a mad rush to be first on the scene.Conquest Over Time|Michael Shaara
We were kind of piddling around, and I kind of walked off ahead of him.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
There are lots of loafers and piddling projects,--but the government's also doing some big jobs, some real construction work.Class of '29|Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
Word Origin for piddle
"insignificant, trifling," 1550s, past participle adjective from piddle (v.).
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.