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diddle

(1)
To work with or modify in a not particularly serious manner. "I diddled a copy of ADVENT so it didn't double-space all the time." "Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away."

See tweak and twiddle.

diddle

(2)
The action or result of diddling.

See also tweak, twiddle, frob.
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We would revel in the old Echo cartoons like the Back Entry Diddlers, Rupert the Bear, and Curly Wee and Gussie Goose.
WHEN we did our football "dream team" at work, I called my team The Back Entry Diddlers after the cartoon strip, that was in the ECHO just after the war.
And then there was the legendary ``Back Entry Diddlers `` a street team of scruffs whose only female supporter carried an umbrella to assault the other team.
I READ every word in the ECHO each night I have done for years, it's the `Scousers delight' Since Curly Wee days and the Back entry Diddlers To present day news of muggers and fiddlers I start at the sport, while the wife bags the `Crossy' (For she's pretty smart having worked in a `Hossy') Then it's on to Our Willie and his smart-alecdog