Meaning of fiddle
Pronunciation: (fid'l), [key]
— n., v., -dled, -dling.
- a musical instrument of the viol family.
- violin: Her aunt plays first fiddle with the state symphony orchestra.
- a small ledge or barrier raised in heavy weather to keep dishes, pots, utensils, etc., from sliding off tables and stoves.
- swindle; fraud.
- See(def. 6).
- in perfect health; very fit: The doctor told him he was fit as a fiddle.
- to play on the fiddle.
- to make trifling or fussing movements with the hands (often fol. by with): fiddling with his cuffs.
- to touch or manipulate something, as to operate or adjust it; tinker (often fol. by with): You may have to fiddle with the antenna to get a clear picture on the TV.
- to waste time; trifle; dally (often fol. by around): Stop fiddling around and get to work.
- to cheat.
- to play (a tune) on a fiddle.
- to trifle or waste (usually used with away): to fiddle time away.
- to bind together (sections or leaves of a book) by threading a cord through holes cut lengthwise into the back.
- to fiddle the account books.
- to falsify:to fiddle the account books.
- to cheat:to fiddle the company out of expense money.
- fiddle (Thesaurus)