Definition of “diddle” - English Dictionary

“diddle” in British English

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uk /ˈdɪd.əl/ us /ˈdɪd.əl/

diddle verb (PLAY)

[ I or T ] US to work with something in a way that is not serious, or to play with something:

He diddled with the washing machine, but it still wouldn't work.
I'm not much of a musician, I just like to diddle around.

diddle verb (HAVE SEX)

[ T ] US very informal to have sex with someone:

He's been diddling his secretary for years.

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