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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Definitions for flumadiddle

  1. utter nonsense.
  2. worthless frills.

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Citations for flumadiddle
'This flumadiddle's got'a stop: ain havin it no more.' Throwing himself on his bunk, Zachary closed his eyes, and for the first time in many months, his vision turned inwards, travelling back across the oceans to his last day at Gardiner's shipyard in Baltimore. Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, 2008
O, flumadiddle! Ain't 'poke-o'-moonshine,' what every old woman swears by! I told you I was going to make Granny believe she see the devil. Park Ludlow, A.M., The Red Shanty Boys, 1871
Origin of flumadiddle
1840-1850
Flumadiddle is an Americanism that arose in the 1840s as a combination of flummery, meaning "complete nonsense," and diddle, meaning "to fool with."