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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

To not mean or be worth anything at all. I don't understand the first thing about computers, so these instructions don't mean diddly to me. Unless you give me something in writing, the promise of a pay raise doesn't mean diddly.
See also: diddly, mean, not

diddly-shit

1. noun, rude slang Nothing; anything at all (when used in negative statements). I have to admit that I know diddly-shit when it comes to computers. Unless you give me something in writing, that promise isn't worth diddly-shit.
2. adjective, rude slang Useless. Ugh, this diddly-shit printer has stopped working again, and I have a paper to print!

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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Simon first adopted Squiddly and Diddly in 2013 and and has now doubled the size of his pet family
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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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