Definition of diddle:
mope, stiff, encounter, euchre, spiel, shortchange, cabbage, drag, tarry, abstract, dillydally, ream, trick, roleplay, crawl, fiddle, represent, lollygag, skunk, monkey, shake down, screw, trim, bring, do in, toy, lag, lift, playact, goldbrick, shilly-shally, bilk, con, dawdle, bet, wreak, thimblerig, purloin, skin, entrap, creep, run, hook, swindle, swipe, take on, work, act as, gaff, poke, play at, dabble, scam, tamper, hose, victimise, cozen, flimflam, victimize, pass the time, bunco, chouse, squeeze, short, string along, flirt, pilfer, honest, chisel, memorize, defraud, trifle, sneak, beat, double-cross, shrink from, mulct, rip off, take, filch, pluck, hornswoggle, cheat, memorise, sucker, linger, abduct, bleed, pinch, dupe, shirk, deceive, meet, tinker, recreate, dally, loiter, snatch, do, gip, short-change, kidnap, stick, wager, hustle, gyp, nobble, gull, rook, sting, play, act, go through the motions, learn, trifle with, make for, snarf.
- "John March, Southerner", George W. Cable.
- "The Comings of Cousin Ann", Emma Speed Sampson.
- "Hopalong Cassidy", Clarence E. Mulford.