fiddle-de-dee

/fid'l di dee"/, interj.
(used to express irritation, dismissive indifference, or scorn.)
Also, fiddlededee, fiddledeedee.
[1775-85; FIDDLE + -de- (redupl. prefix) + (TWEEDLE)DEE in obs. sense of fiddler]

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  • fiddle-de-dee — fid•dle de dee or fid•dle•de•dee [[t]ˌfɪd l dɪˈdi[/t]] interj. (used to express irritation, dismissive indifference, or scorn.) • Etymology: 1775–85; fiddle+ nonsense syllables …   From formal English to slang

  • fiddle-de-dee — /fɪdl di ˈdi/ (say fidl dee dee) interjection nonsense …   Australian English dictionary

  • fiddle-de-dee — noun dated nonsense. Origin C18: from fiddle + a reduplication without meaning …   English new terms dictionary

  • fiddle-de-dee — interj. nonsense, stuff and nonsense, balderdash, hogwash, pish, pish and tush, pshaw, humbug, bah, poppycock, fiddle faddle, tommyrot, Inf. rot; All Sl. garbage, bunk, bosh, Brit. tosh, baloney, bushwa, bilge water, horsefeathers, moonshine,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fiddle de dee — Cockney Rhyming Slang Pee / Wee …   English dialects glossary

  • fiddle-de-dee —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • fiddle-de-dee — interj. Nonsense, stuff, fudge, moonshine …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fiddle-de-dee — int. & n. nonsense …   Useful english dictionary

  • fudge — I. interj. Nonsense, stuff, moonshine, pshaw, fiddle de dee, fiddle faddle. II. n. Nonsense, stuff, moonshine, twaddle. See balderdash. III. v. a. 1. Stick together, thrust together, fabricate, make up, contrive. 2. Thrust in, foist, interpolate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • drivel — v 1. drool, drip saliva, slaver, slobber, slabber; sputter, splutter; snivel, sniffle. 2. babble, gibber, Sl. gibber jabber, jargon; twaddle, Brit. twattle, blather, blether, Inf. blither, drool; talk nonsense, Inf. talk through one s hat; ramble …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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