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Diddly

noun;
General term for a physical object. Apparent meaning: any physical object. Type of word formation: Metonymy from the verb diddle, meaning to cheat or swindle. Possible reason used: Student created this word to confuse the person he was talking to. He wanted to use a word that his conversation partner would not know the meaning of and was trying to invoke an emotional response, especially one in which his partner thought that diddly meant something inappropriate.
 
Do you want to see my DIDDLY?
Etymology : [metonymy from verb ‘diddle’, meaning to cheat or swindle].
Source : college student conversation
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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