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fiddler (n.)

late 13c., from Old English fiðelere "fiddler" (fem. fiðelestre), agent noun from fiddle (v.). Similar formation in Dutch vedelaar, German Fiedler, Danish fidler. Fiddler's Green "sailor's paradise" first recorded 1825, nautical slang. Fiddler crab is from 1714; it is also called the calling crab from the way it brandishes its larger claw when disturbed, as if beckoning.

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Definitions of fiddler from WordNet

fiddler (n.)
a musician who plays the violin;
Synonyms: violinist
fiddler (n.)
someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner;
Synonyms: twiddler
fiddler (n.)
an unskilled person who tries to fix or mend;
Synonyms: tinkerer
From wordnet.princeton.edu