tiddler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tiddler a young person of either sex "she writes books for children","they're just kids","`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
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Usage

In literature:

Who would believe that Adullam Street is a veritable Tom Tiddler's Ground?
"London's Underworld" by Thomas Holmes
Tiddler has enemies, like the best of mines: or they may be named lovers, if you like.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
I'm off to TOM TIDDLER'S ground.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. July 4, 1891" by Various
It reminded me of some boy's game of hide-and-seek or Tom Tiddler's ground.
"With Rimington" by L. March Phillipps
It's Tom Tiddler's ground if you've got a nut on you.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
Then Dr Tiddler was admitted, and afterwards the Tadpole; so that our evening class flourished.
"The Thorogood Family" by R.M. Ballantyne
He positively expected that I would be Tiddler!
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
No one is ever quite rich enough, you know, and down there is Tom Tiddler's ground to their hand.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
You and Tiddler will keep twenty yards behind to cover us if necessary, but no firing unless you are absolutely obliged.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
A game, not unlike "Tom Tiddler's ground," is very popular, chiefly on moonlight nights, amongst men and boys.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
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In poetry:

Where is the page boy of old Hawk and Buckle,
And what of our young Charlie this hot summer weather?
He is bobbing for tiddlers in a little trickle-truckle,
With his line and his hook and his breeches of leather.
"Hawk And Buckle" by Robert Graves