Fiddler - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɪdlər|  American pronunciation of the word fiddler
Brit.  |ˈfɪdlə|  British pronunciation of the word fiddler

noun

- a musician who plays the violin (syn: violinist)
- someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner (syn: twiddler)
- an unskilled person who tries to fix or mend (syn: tinkerer)

Examples

Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

...the executive fiddled with a pen as she impatiently waited for the meeting to begin...

you need a fiddler and a caller for country dancing

Word forms

noun
singular: fiddler
plural: fiddlers
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