FID'DLE, noun [Latin fides, fidicula.] A stringed instrument of music; a violin.
FID'DLE, verb intransitive
1. To play on a fiddle or violin.
Themistocles said he could not fiddle but he could make a small town a great city.
It is said that Nero fiddled, when Rome was in flames.
2. To trifle; to shift the hands often and do nothing, like a fellow that plays on a fiddle
Good cooks cannot abide what they call fiddling work.
FID'DLE, verb transitive To play a tune on a fiddle