fiddlestick
noun Date: 15th century 1. a violin bow 2. a. something of little value ; trifle <
didn't care a fiddlestick for that
>
b. plural nonsense — used as an interjection

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fiddlestick — Fid dle*stick , n. The bow, strung with horsehair, used in playing the fiddle; a fiddle bow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fiddlestick — usually fiddlesticks; 15c., originally the bow of a fiddle, from FIDDLE (Cf. fiddle) (n.) and STICK (Cf. stick) (n.). Meaning nonsense is from 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • fiddlestick — [fid′ l stik΄] n. 1. the bow for a fiddle 2. a trifle; mere nothing …   English World dictionary

  • fiddlestick — /fid l stik /, n. anything; a bit: I don t care a fiddlestick for what they say. [1400 50; late ME fidillstyk. See FIDDLE, STICK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fiddlestick — noun A bow used to play the fiddle …   Wiktionary

  • fiddlestick — n. bow of a fiddle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fiddlestick — informal exclamation (fiddlesticks) nonsense. noun a violin bow …   English new terms dictionary

  • fiddlestick — /ˈfɪdlstɪk/ (say fidlstik) noun 1. a fiddle bow. 2. a mere nothing …   Australian English dictionary

  • fiddlestick — n. 1 (usu. in pl.; as int.) nonsense! 2 colloq. a bow for a fiddle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unimportance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unimportance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unimportance unimportance insignificance nothingness immateriality GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 triviality triviality levity frivolity Sgm: N 2 paltriness paltriness …   English dictionary for students

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