- a very small fish or aquatic creature, esp a stickleback, minnow, or tadpole
- a small child, esp one undersized for its age
C19: from dialectal tittlebat, childish variant of stickleback, influenced by tiddly 1
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Examples from the Web for tiddler
Tiddler has enemies, like the best of mines: or they may be named lovers, if you like.One of Our Conquerors, Complete
It all came of the junior master's clandestine connection with the Tiddler.Young Blood
E. W. Hornung
Tom Tiddler took them into a large kitchen where Mrs. Tiddler was busy making the tea.The Story of the Three Goblins
Mabel G. Taggart
You and Tiddler will keep twenty yards behind to cover us if necessary, but no firing unless you are absolutely obliged.
And he exhibited the piece of barbed wire on which, forgetting all about it, Tiddler had sat down heavily.