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diddle someone out of something

to cheat someone into giving up something. The boys diddled the old man out of a few bucks. He was diddled out of his last dime.
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diddle something out of someone

Sl. to get something from someone by deception. We diddled about forty bucks out of the old lady who runs the candy shop. They diddled Larry's last dime out of him.
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diddle with something

to play with something; to toy with something. Here, don't diddle with that watch. Stop diddling with your nose, Jimmy!
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diddle

1. tv. to feel someone sexually. (see also feel someone up. Usually objectionable.) She moved her hand over, like she was going to diddle him, then she jabbed him in the crystals.
2. in. to masturbate [oneself]. (Usually objectionable.) Have you been diddling again?
3. tv. to masturbate someone else. (Akin to sense 1 Usually objectionable.) She diddled him since it was his birthday.
4. tv. to cheat someone. The shop owner diddled me out of ten bucks.
5. tv. & in. to copulate [with] someone. (Usually objectionable.) I’m tired of hearing who has diddled whom in Hollywood.

diddle something out of someone

tv. to get something from someone by deception. We diddled about forty bucks out of the old lady who runs the candy shop.
See also: diddle, of, out

diddle with something

in. to play with something; to toy with something. Here, don’t diddle with that watch.
See also: diddle
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These are taken from the book Computer Viruses, Worms, Data Diddlers, Killer Programs, and Other Threats to Your System by John McAfee.
It was in this large broadsheet format, the front page was full of adverts and people were roaring with laughter at a cartoon page featuring Curly Wee and Count Gussy Goose, the Back Entry Diddlers, Muffin the Mule, and some guy called Louie.
CARTOON CAPERS: This picture shows the Backentry Diddlers.
The South-West has the biggest diddlers with dishonest punters twice as likely to put in dodgy expenses claims and fiddle their taxes as those in the South-East.
Many readers will have particularly fond memories of his most famous creation, the Back Entry Diddlers who made their debut in 1934.
We would revel in the old Echo cartoons like the Back Entry Diddlers, Rupert the Bear, and Curly Wee and Gussie Goose.
WHEN we did our football "dream team" at work, I called my team The Back Entry Diddlers after the cartoon strip, that was in the ECHO just after the war.