Quiddling
Quiddle Quid"dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quiddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quiddling}.] [L. quid what.] To spend time in trifling employments, or to attend to useful subjects in an indifferent or superficial manner; to dawdle. [1913 Webster]

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  • Quiddle — Quid dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quiddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quiddling}.] [L. quid what.] To spend time in trifling employments, or to attend to useful subjects in an indifferent or superficial manner; to dawdle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quiddled — Quiddle Quid dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quiddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quiddling}.] [L. quid what.] To spend time in trifling employments, or to attend to useful subjects in an indifferent or superficial manner; to dawdle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quiddle — verb /kwɪdəl/ a) To talk nonsense or speak vaguely, to waffle He couldnt stop quiddling about the weather. b) To spend or waste time in trifling employments, or to att …   Wiktionary

  • quiddle — I. ˈkwidəl verb (quiddled ; quiddled ; quiddling d(ə)liŋ ; quiddles) Etymology: probably blend of quiddity and fiddle or twiddle chiefly dialect : dawdle, trifle …   Useful english dictionary

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