Meaning of niddle in English:

niddle

Pronunciation /ˈnɪd(ə)l/

verb

Scottish, Irish
  • no object To fiddle, toy, or fidget, especially with the fingers; to busy oneself in a pointless manner. Also with object: to fiddle with (the fingers, etc.).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Jamieson (1759–1838), antiquary and philologist. Origin uncertain; compare -le and perhaps also fiddle, piddle, tiddle, etc.