Tweedle Twee"dle, v. t. [Cf. {Twiddle}.] [Written also {twidle}.] 1. To handle lightly; -- said with reference to awkward fiddling; hence, to influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure. [1913 Webster]

A fiddler brought in with him a body of lusty young fellows, whom he had tweedled into the service. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To twist. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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