verb (diddl, ing)
Etymology: From dialectal duddle, "to trick" (16th century), "to totter" (17th century); perhaps influenced by the name (which itself was probably chosen as an allusion to duddle) of the swindling character Jeremy Diddler in Kenney's Raising the Wind (1803). Meaning "to have sex with" is from the 19th century, "to masturbate" is 1950's.
- (transitive) to cheat; to swindle
- (transitive) to have sex with
- (transitive) to masturbate (especially of women)
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