Chiefly Brit. of or characterized by small, typically fussy or annoying, details
Origin of fiddlysee fiddle (intransitive verb)
(comparative fiddlier, superlative fiddliest)
- Requiring dexterity to operate.
- The buttons on the tiny mobile phone were too fiddly.
- Requiring frequent adjustment.
- The fuses are very fiddly, and keep blowing out.
Derived from fiddle (verb).