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diddly-squat

Nothing; anything at all (when used in negative statements). I have to admit that I know diddly-squat when it comes to computers. Unless you give me something in writing, that promise isn't worth diddly-squat.

diddly

Nothing; anything at all (when used in negative statements). I have to admit that I know diddly when it comes to computers. Unless you give me something in writing, that promise isn't worth diddly.

not mean diddly

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If something does not mean diddly, it is completely unimportant. I have been playing this game for a long time and I know that one shot doesn't mean diddly.
See also: diddly, mean, not

ˈdiddly

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ˌdiddly-ˈsquat

(American English, informal) (often used in negative sentences) not anything; nothing: I don’t know what’s wrong with him — he tells me diddly-squat.She doesn’t know diddly about it (= she doesn’t know anything).

diddly-shit

and doodly-shit
1. n. anything at all. (Usually in the negative. Usually objectionable.) I don’t give a diddly-shit what you do!
2. mod. virtually worthless; useless. (Usually objectionable.) I’m gonna take this diddly-shit watch back to the store and get my money back.

diddly-squat

and (doodly-)squat (ˈdɪdliskwɑt and ˈdudliskwɑt)
n. nothing. (Folksy. Originally black or southern.) This contract isn’t worth diddly-squat.
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Though it's hard to imagine a Flanders-free diddly at this point, the word has a history going back to at least 1964, according to the Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, with diddly apparently evolving from words like diddly-shit and diddly-squat.
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In what may be a mild overstatement, Postman goes on to say that, for all their pretensions, we don't learn diddly from documentaries.
He may be weary of what he calls "negative articles" on residential schools, but the majority of non-Native Canadians know diddly about the residential school system, especially its mandate to eliminate First Peoples' cultures and languages.
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Squiddly and Diddly have been snapped in a Royal photoshoot alongside the Duchess of Cornwall's Jack Russell Bluebell.
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