"fiddler" Definition

  1. a sharper, a cheat; also a careless, negligent, or dilatory person. On board some ocean steamers the FIDDLER is the capstan-house, the only place on board where passengers are permitted to smoke. The term FIDDLER is easily traceable to the fact that, while the seamen are working the capstan-bars, a man sometimes plays on the fiddle to cheer them at their toil.
  2. a sixpence. Fiddler’s money is small money; generally from the old custom of each couple at a dance paying the fiddler sixpence.
  3. or FADGE, a farthing.

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Position in the dictionary: 1217 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: fiddlers’ green, fiddles, fiddling, field, field-lane duck, fieri-facias., fig, fig-leaf, figaro, figure
Previous words in the dictionary: fiddle-sticks!, fiddle-faddle, fiddle-face, fiddle, fid-fad, fibbing, fib, fi-fi, fi-fa, few

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