Meaning of TWIDDLE in English

[twid.dle] vb twid.dled ; twid.dling [origin unknown] vi (ca. 1540) 1: to play negligently with something: fiddle

2: to turn or jounce lightly "~s round and round in the water --J. B. S. Haldane" ~ vt: to rotate lightly or idly "twiddled his cigar --James Lord" -- twiddle one's thumbs : to spend time idly: do nothing

[2]twiddle n (1774): turn, twist

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