Twiddle Definition

twĭdl
twiddled, twiddles, twiddling
verb
twiddled, twiddles, twiddling
To twirl or play with lightly or idly.
Webster's New World
To toy or trifle with some object.
Webster's New World
To be busy about trifles.
Webster's New World
To move in a twirling manner.
Webster's New World
To twirl or rotate without purpose.
American Heritage
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noun
twiddles
The act or an instance of twiddling.
American Heritage
A light, twirling motion, as with the thumbs.
Webster's New World

A slight twist with the fingers.

Wiktionary

(UK, dialect) A pimple.

Wiktionary
idiom
twiddle (one's) thumbs
  • To do little or nothing; be idle.
American Heritage
twiddle one's thumbs
  • to twirl one's thumbs idly around each other
  • to do nothing; be idle
Webster's New World
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Origin of Twiddle

  • Possibly blend of twist fiddle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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