Meaning of “fiddler” in the English Dictionary

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"fiddler" in British English

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fiddlernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪd.lər/ us /ˈfɪd.lɚ/ informal

Examples from literature

  • I would sooner see that fiddler than any other fiddler in the world. 
  • It hurts me all the time to think I was lured under those guns by a silly old fiddler and a couple of silly sailors dancing to his silly tune. 
  • The fiddlers had to scrape so hard, that they gave out about three o'clock, and we had to give up the dancing, and go home, very much disappointed. 
  • The young baron will get off merely with a snubbing, I know that well enough, and all the blame will fall upon the fiddler. 
  • Under an old oak in a green place a fiddler and a piper were playing, and youths and maidens were dancing in the brown light. 

(Definition of “fiddler” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fiddler" in American English

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fiddlernoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɪd·lər, ˈfɪd·əl·ər/

a person who plays the violin (= small, stringed instrument), esp. in music popular in rural areas

(Definition of “fiddler” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)