taradiddle
or tarradiddle noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1796 1. fib 2. pretentious nonsense

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • taradiddle — [tar′ə did΄ l] n. [fanciful elaboration of DIDDLE2] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] a petty lie; fib …   English World dictionary

  • taradiddle — n. worthless or tedious talk or writing, prattle, chatter; white lie, fib (also taradiddle) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • taradiddle — /tar euh did l/, n. Informal. 1. a small lie; fib. 2. pretentious nonsense. Also, tarradiddle. [1790 1800; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • taradiddle —  (or tarradiddle). Nonsense …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • taradiddle — [ tarəˌdɪd(ə)l] (also tarradiddle) noun informal, chiefly Brit. 1》 a petty lie. 2》 pretentious nonsense. Origin C18: perh. related to diddle …   English new terms dictionary

  • taradiddle — tar·a·did·dle …   English syllables

  • taradiddle — /ˈtærədɪdl/ (say taruhdidl) noun → tarradiddle …   Australian English dictionary

  • taradiddle — n. (also tarradiddle) colloq. 1 a petty lie. 2 pretentious nonsense. Etymology: 18th c.: cf. DIDDLE …   Useful english dictionary

  • tar|ra|did|dle — «TAR uh DIHD uhl», noun. = taradiddle. (Cf. ↑taradiddle) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tarradiddle — noun see taradiddle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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