tiddler

/ (ˈtɪdlə) /

noun British informal

a very small fish or aquatic creature, esp a stickleback, minnow, or tadpole
a small child, esp one undersized for its age

Nearby words

  1. tidal power,
  2. tidal volume,
  3. tidal wave,
  4. tidally,
  5. tidbit,
  6. tiddly,
  7. tiddlywink,
  8. tiddlywinks,
  9. tide,
  10. tide gage

Word Origin for tiddler

C19: from dialectal tittlebat, childish variant of stickleback, influenced by tiddly 1

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