Definitions for: Diddle


[v] manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
[v] deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"



Webster (1913) Definition: Did"dle, v. i. [Cf. Daddle.]
To totter, as a child in walking. [Obs.] --Quarles.


Did"dle, v. t. [Perh. from AS. dyderian to deceive, the
letter r being changed to l.]
To cheat or overreach. [Colloq.] --Beaconsfield.

Synonyms: bunco, con, defraud, fiddle, goldbrick, gyp, mulct, nobble, play, rook, scam, swindle, toy, victimize

See Also: beat, cheat, chisel, entertain, flirt with, manipulate, rip off, short, short-change, think about, think of, toy with

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