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tarradiddle

[tar-uh-did-l]
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taradiddle

or tar·ra·did·dle

[tar-uh-did-l]
noun Informal.
  1. a small lie; fib.
  2. pretentious nonsense.
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Origin of taradiddle

First recorded in 1790–1800; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for tarradiddle

Historical Examples

  • A tarradiddle is what you say when you are, so to speak, took by surprise.

    Girls of the Forest

    L. T. Meade

  • She is ironing—Tarradiddle is smoking, and, like all smokers, philosophising.


British Dictionary definitions for tarradiddle

tarradiddle

noun
  1. a trifling lie
  2. nonsense; twaddle
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Word Origin

of unknown origin

taradiddle

noun
  1. another spelling of tarradiddle
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