tiddler
noun Etymology: probably from English dialect tiddly little Date: 1885 British a small fish (as a stickleback or minnow)

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  • tiddler — [tid′lər] n. [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Informal 1. a very small fish 2. a small, minor, or unimportant thing or person * * * …   Universalium

  • tiddler — ► NOUN Brit. informal 1) a small fish. 2) a young or unusually small person or thing. ORIGIN perhaps related to TIDDLY(Cf. ↑tiddly) or tittlebat, a childish form of stickleback …   English terms dictionary

  • tiddler — [tid′lər] n. [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Informal 1. a very small fish 2. a small, minor, or unimportant thing or person …   English World dictionary

  • Tiddler — A tiddler is an entry in a TiddlyWiki. It is equivalent to a wiki page and uses a simplified markup language similar to that used by Wikipedia. In fact the original source text for this entry was entered in a TiddlyWiki and yielded pretty much… …   Wikipedia

  • tiddler — [[t]tɪ̱dlə(r)[/t]] tiddlers 1) N COUNT A tiddler is a very small fish of any kind. [BRIT, INFORMAL] 2) N COUNT: usu with supp If you refer to a person or thing as a tiddler, you mean that they are very unimportant or small, especially when… …   English dictionary

  • tiddler — UK [ˈtɪd(ə)lə(r)] / US [ˈtɪd(ə)lər] noun [countable] Word forms tiddler : singular tiddler plural tiddlers British informal a very small fish …   English dictionary

  • tiddler —    A word used by British children for the stickleback, a very small fish found in both fresh and salt water, a favourite objective in the fishing expeditions of young children. The term is applied by adults to a small child, and by children to a …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • tiddler — a small fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tiddler — noun a) A small person b) A small fish, especially a stickleback …   Wiktionary

  • tiddler — Everyday English Slang in Ireland reference to small fish or child …   English dialects glossary

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