fiddler

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Etymology[edit]

fiddle +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

fiddler (plural fiddlers)

  1. One who plays the fiddle.
  2. One who fiddles.
    • 2005, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, The drama of my life (in The Independent online, [1])
      We were the self-controlled, cautious, nifty merchants, decorous fiddlers of accounts, hoarders of wealth, excellent bribers, family and community creatures governed by manners.
  3. A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle.
  4. The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); so called because it continually oscillates its body.

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