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  Definition of Diddle
  1. manipulate manually or in one''s mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don''t fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
  2. deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
Similar Words: toy, fiddle, play, victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con

 

See Also: entertain, think of, toy with, flirt with, think about

 

Hyponyms: put out, retire, short-change, short

 

Derivational Morphology: twiddler, fiddler, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam, swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, scam, cozenage, swindle, cheat, rig, exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using

 

Anagrams: lidded

 

 
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