Twiddle meaning

twĭdl
To turn over or around idly or lightly; fiddle with.
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To trifle with something.
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To be busy about trifles.
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To twirl or rotate without purpose.
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The act or an instance of twiddling.
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To twirl or play with lightly or idly.
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To toy or trifle with some object.
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To be busy about trifles.
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To move in a twirling manner.
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A light, twirling motion, as with the thumbs.
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See tilde.
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To wiggle, fidget or play with; to move around.

She sat and nervously twiddled her hair while she waited.

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(computing) To flip or switch two adjacent bits.
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(mathematics) To be in an equivalence relation with.
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(intransitive) To play with anything; hence, to be busy about trifles.

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A slight twist with the fingers.
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(UK, dialect) A pimple.

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twiddle (one's) thumbs
  • To do little or nothing; be idle.
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twiddle one's thumbs
  • To twirl one's thumbs idly around each other.
  • To do nothing; be idle.
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Origin of twiddle

  • Possibly blend of twist fiddle

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