piddle about

piddle about
Verb. To mess around, waste time.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • piddle about — phrasal verb piddle around or piddle about [intransitive] Word forms piddle around : present tense I/you/we/they piddle around he/she/it piddles around present participle piddling around past tense piddled around past participle piddled around… …   English dictionary

  • piddle about — ˌpiddle a ˈround ˌpiddle a ˈbout british [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they piddle around he/she/it piddles around present participle …   Useful english dictionary

  • piddle about/around — spend time in trifling activities. → piddle …   English new terms dictionary

  • piddle — ► VERB informal 1) urinate. 2) (piddle about/around) spend time in trifling activities. 3) (piddling) pathetically trivial. ORIGIN probably from a blend of PISS(Cf. ↑pisser) and PUDDLE …   English terms dictionary

  • piddle around — phrasal verb piddle around or piddle about [intransitive] Word forms piddle around : present tense I/you/we/they piddle around he/she/it piddles around present participle piddling around past tense piddled around past participle piddled around… …   English dictionary

  • piddle — verb (I) informal to urinate piddle around also piddle about phrasal verb (I) BrE informal to waste time doing unimportant things piddle noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • piddle — informal verb 1》 urinate. 2》 (piddle about/around) spend time in trifling activities. 3》 [as adjective piddling] pathetically trivial; trifling. noun an act of urinating. ↘urine. Derivatives piddler noun Origin C16: prob. from a blend of piss …   English new terms dictionary

  • piddle around — ˌpiddle a ˈround ˌpiddle a ˈbout british [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they piddle around he/she/it piddles around present participle piddling around …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piddle — Pid dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Piddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piddling}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. pittla to keep picking at, Sw. peta to pick.] 1. To deal in trifles; to concern one s self with trivial matters rather than with those that are important. Ascham …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piddle Brook — The Piddle Brook is a watercourse in Worcestershire; two villages, North Piddle and Wyre Piddle lie along its course before it joins the River Avon near Pershore. A small brewery about a mile away named itself after the nearby brook, with its… …   Wikipedia

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