Diddler
Diddler Did"dler, n. A cheat. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Jeremy Diddler}, a character in a play by James Kenney, entitled ``Raising the wind.'' The name is applied to any needy, tricky, constant borrower; a confidence man. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • diddler — noun see diddle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diddler — See diddle1. * * * …   Universalium

  • diddler — noun A person who diddles; a cheat …   Wiktionary

  • diddler — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. A person who cheats: bilk, cheat, cheater, cozener, defrauder, rook, sharper, swindler, trickster, victimizes Informal: chiseler, crook, flimflammer. Slang: gyp, gypper. See HONEST …   English dictionary for students

  • diddler — riddled …   Anagrams dictionary

  • diddler — did·dler …   English syllables

  • diddler — ˈdid(ə)lə(r) noun ( s) : one that diddles; specifically : cheat …   Useful english dictionary

  • DIDDLER, JEREMY —    a needy, artful swindler in Kenny s farce of Raising the Wind …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Jeremy Diddler — Diddler Did dler, n. A cheat. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {Jeremy Diddler}, a character in a play by James Kenney, entitled Raising the wind. The name is applied to any needy, tricky, constant borrower; a confidence man. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jeremy Diddler — is a needy, artful swindler in James Kenney s 1803 farce Raising the Wind …   Wikipedia

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