Meaning of fiddle-faddle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɪdlˌfadl/

Translate fiddle-faddle into Spanish


mass noun
  • Trivial matters; nonsense.

    ‘There is, however, a glue that holds all this fiddle-faddle together and gives it a certain inner logic.’
    • ‘And what is all that fiddle-faddle about the door sticking just by getting shut all the way?’


[no object]
  • Mess about; fuss.

    ‘you haven't time to fiddle-faddle about like that’
    • ‘We shouldn't fiddle-faddle around with the Samurai-Cons on the loose.’
    • ‘It's easier to stop at fast food restaurants than fiddle faddle around and make breakfast?’
    fool about, fool around, play about, play around, clown about, clown around, fiddle-faddle


Late 16th century reduplication of fiddle.