quiddle

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quid (what).

Verb[edit]

quiddle (third-person singular simple present quiddles, present participle quiddling, simple past and past participle quiddled)

  1. (intransitive, rare) To talk nonsense or speak vaguely, to waffle
    He couldn't stop quiddling about the weather.
  2. (intransitive, rare) To spend or waste time in trifling employments, or to attend to useful subjects in a trifling superficial manner.

References[edit]

The Imperial dictionary 1883