Piddled
Piddle Pid"dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Piddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piddling}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. pittla to keep picking at, Sw. peta to pick.] 1. To deal in trifles; to concern one's self with trivial matters rather than with those that are important. --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

2. To be squeamishly nice about one's food. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. To urinate; -- child's word. [1913 Webster]


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  • piddled — pid·dle || pɪdl n. urine, liquid excrement (term used by children) v. do things carelessly, function in a disorganized manner; dawdle, waste time; deal in trifles; urinate, pee (term used by children) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • piddle away — verb waste time; spend one s time idly or inefficiently • Syn: ↑piddle, ↑wanton, ↑wanton away, ↑trifle • Derivationally related forms: ↑trifling (for: ↑trifle) …   Useful english dictionary

  • piddle around — ˌpiddle a ˈround ˌpiddle a ˈbout british [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they piddle around he/she/it piddles around present participle piddling around …   Useful english dictionary

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  • piddle — UK [ˈpɪd(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms piddle : present tense I/you/we/they piddle he/she/it piddles present participle piddling past tense piddled past participle piddled informal to urinate Phrasal verbs: piddle around piddle away …   English dictionary

  • piddle about — phrasal verb piddle around or piddle about [intransitive] Word forms piddle around : present tense I/you/we/they piddle around he/she/it piddles around present participle piddling around past tense piddled around past participle piddled around… …   English dictionary

  • piddle around — phrasal verb piddle around or piddle about [intransitive] Word forms piddle around : present tense I/you/we/they piddle around he/she/it piddles around present participle piddling around past tense piddled around past participle piddled around… …   English dictionary

  • piddle away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms piddle away : present tense I/you/we/they piddle away he/she/it piddles away present participle piddling away past tense piddled away past participle piddled away very informal to waste time, energy, or money …   English dictionary

  • piddle — I. /ˈpɪdl / (say pidl) phrase (piddled, piddling) piddle along (or about), to do anything in a trifling or ineffective way; dawdle. {frequentative form with le; stem uncertain} II. /ˈpɪdl / (say pidl) Colloquial – …   Australian English dictionary

  • piddle about — ˌpiddle a ˈround ˌpiddle a ˈbout british [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they piddle around he/she/it piddles around present participle …   Useful english dictionary

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