piddler


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piddler

1. slang One who constantly or consistently spends or wastes time being idle or procrastinating. I've been something of a piddler all my life. I can get work done, sure, but putting things off just seems hardwired into my DNA. The problem with this industry is that it attracts its fair share of piddlers who just want a paycheck for as little actual work as possible.
2. slang One who urinates, especially without full control of oneself. Our dog was such a piddler when she was a puppy that we lined our entire house with newspapers until she was house-trained. Jack has a bad habit of turning into a public piddler whenever he's had a too much to drink.

piddler

n. someone who wastes time. That piddler will never get anywhere in life.
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As he was writing citations to the public piddlers, a cab driver stopped and advised the officer that a woman had jumped into his idling Crown Vic and pulled smoothly down the block.
Events in the Northumberland Hall include local folk band Piddlers Pot on Monday, a Jazz Night with the Ray Thompson Jazz Septet on Tuesday and dancing to the Castle Band on Wednesday.
To keep youngsters from losing patience and growing cranky on the potty, Silly Goose, Evanston, Ill., provides Piddlers - brightly colored, fish-shaped, foam targets.
Police used pounds 40 on-the-spot fines - rising to pounds 60 if unpaid after 28 days -to deal with the public piddlers. But figures releasedbycommunitysafety minister Fergus Ewing also revealed that fixed penalties were handed out for more serious offences including riotous behaviourinapub,vandalism, and being drunk in public while in charge of a child.
THE PIDDLERS' FRIEND Mothers coping with potty training need all the help they can get - so how have Britain's "mommies" managed without Toilet Target Fish?