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Etymology 1[edit]


tiddly ‎(plural tiddlies)

  1. (slang) An alcoholic beverage.
    • 2002, Pat Patterson, SpiritPath, iUniverse, ISBN 9780595216710, p. 429:
      As far as he could tell, except for her evening ‘tiddlies’, two rather hefty drinks taken ‘neat’ without the diluting benefit of water or ice, his mother had very nearly stopped her drinking.
    • 2010, Jeff Jacobson, Wormfood, Medallion Press, ISBN 9781605424293, p. 54:
      Well, hell, I figured we’d just save that money, get us a few tiddlies at Fat Ernst’s instead.
    • 2012, Johnny Mack Hood, Cannibal Caper, AuthorHouse, ISBN 9781468557312, p. 101:
      JC heard him remark, “I need a bit of the tiddly my dear. It’s been a hard day.” Tiddly, hm, must be an English drink?


tiddly ‎(comparative tiddlier, superlative tiddliest)

  1. drunk
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Etymology 2[edit]


tiddly ‎(comparative more tiddly, superlative most tiddly)

  1. (colloquial) tiny; little
    Jeff wouldn't slow down, not even a tiddly bit.