fiddler

fiddler late 13c., from O.E. fiðelere "fiddler" (fem. fiðelestre), agent noun from FIDDLE (Cf. fiddle). Fiddler's Green first recorded 1825, from sailors' slang. Fiddler crab is from 1714.

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  • Fiddler — Fid dler, n. [AS. fi[eth]elere.] 1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A burrowing crab of the genus {Gelasimus}, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fiddler — ist der Name für das Kampfflugzeug Tupolew Tu 128 (NATO Codename) den britischen Rockmusiker John Fiddler den kanadischen Eishockeyspieler Vernon Fiddler Siehe auch Fidler Fiedler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fiddler — [fid′lər] n. 1. a person who fiddles 2. FIDDLER CRAB …   English World dictionary

  • Fiddler — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is an occupational name for a professional player of the fiddle, or a nickname for a skilled amateur. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century fithelere , fiddler. The creation …   Surnames reference

  • fiddler — [[t]fɪ̱dlə(r)[/t]] fiddlers 1) N COUNT A fiddler is someone who plays the violin, especially one who plays folk music. And the fiddler played another little tune. Syn: violinist 2) N COUNT A fiddler is someone who lies or dishonestly alters… …   English dictionary

  • fiddler — UK [ˈfɪdlə(r)] / US [ˈfɪdlər] noun [countable] Word forms fiddler : singular fiddler plural fiddlers informal 1) someone who plays the violin, especially someone who plays folk music 2) someone who uses a dishonest method of getting money or… …   English dictionary

  • fiddler — See: PAY THE PIPER or PAY THE FIDDLER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fiddler — See: PAY THE PIPER or PAY THE FIDDLER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fiddler — Sandpiper Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fiddler — Fiddle Fiddle est un mot anglais qui signifie « violon », mais avec une connotation plus populaire que violin (qui est le terme anglais usuel pour désigner un violon, en particulier un violon de musique classique). L étymologie de… …   Wikipédia en Français

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