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1. vt. To work with or modify in a not-particularly-serious manner. "I diddled a copy of ADVENT so it didn't double-space all the time." "Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away." See tweak and twiddle. 2. n. The action or result of diddling. See also tweak, twiddle, frob.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Obsolete and humourous slang for sexual intercourse from the male 'point of view'. Examples:

  • "I diddled her silly behind the mangroves while the maidservants tittered."
  • "I crept up behind her as she was bent over poking the coals, lifted her apron, and diddled her."
The kind of thing only moustachioed gentlemen in tailcoats say to each other over cigars and brandy in a bad Victorian porn novel.

Did"dle (?), v. i. [Cf. Daddle.]

To totter, as a child in walking.




© Webster 1913.

Did"dle, v. t. [Perh. from AS. dyderian to deceive, the letter r being changed to l.]

To cheat or overreach.




© Webster 1913.

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