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diddle

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Etymology

From dialectal duddle, "to trick" (16th century), "to totter" (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name (which itself was probably chosen as an allusion to duddle) of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney's Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning "to have sex with" is from the 19th century, "to masturbate" is 1950's.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to diddle

Third person singular
diddl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to diddle (third-person singular simple present diddl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to cheat; to swindle
  2. (transitive) to have sex with
  3. (transitive) to masturbate (especially of women)

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