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twiddle (v.)

1540s, "to trifle," of unknown origin, said to be probably imitative; of the fingers, "to twirl idly," first recorded 1670s. Figurative phrase twiddle one's thumbs "have nothing to do" is recorded from 1846; to twirl one's thumbs in the same sense is recorded from 1816. Related: Twiddled; twiddling.

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Definitions of twiddle
1
twiddle (v.)
turn in a twisting or spinning motion;
Synonyms: twirl / swirl / whirl
twiddle (v.)
manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner;
He twiddled his thumbs while waiting for the interview
Synonyms: fiddle with
2
twiddle (n.)
a series of small (usually idle) twists or turns;
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