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diddle

obsolete Gin. None of that diddle for me, barkeep. I'm strictly a scotch man.

diddle (someone) out of (something)

slang To trick or deceive someone into relinquishing something. I can't believe that shady salesman diddled you out of hundreds of dollars.
See also: diddle, of, out

diddle for middle

slang Whoever throws a dart closest to the bull's-eye (the exact center of the dart board) gets to go first in a game of darts. A less common variant of "middle for diddle." Primarily heard in UK. A: "Who's up for some darts, lads?" B: "Cor, I thought you'd never ask. Right, diddle for middle!"
See also: diddle, middle

diddle with (something)

To fiddle or play with something. Quit diddling with your keys, will you? You're making me nervous!
See also: diddle

middle for diddle

slang Whoever throws a dart closest to the bull's-eye (the exact center of the dart board) gets to go first in a game of darts. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Who's up for some darts, lads?" B: "Cor, I thought you'd never ask. Right, middle for diddle!"
See also: diddle, middle
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: diddle, of, out

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.
See also: diddle, of, out

diddle with something

to play with something; to toy with something. Here, don't diddle with that watch. Stop diddling with your nose, Jimmy!
See also: diddle
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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, someone, something

diddle with something

in. to play with something; to toy with something. Here, don’t diddle with that watch.
See also: diddle, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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