Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fiddledeedee n.

also fiddlededee
[fiddledeedee! excl.]


[Aus]Bell’s Life in Sydney 29 Aug. 2/5: Broston brought a witness whose evidence went all counter to his hopes, making it all fiddle-de-dee with the case.
[UK]Censor (London) 25 Jan. 3/2: All will conclude, all must agree, / That ’twas unwise of Mr. B., / To introduce such fiddle de dee.
[UK]‘Epistle from Joe Muggins’s Dog’ in Era (London) 25 July 3/3: Talk of turf-honour! — all fiddle-de-dee.
[UK] ‘’Arry on Himself’ in Punch 21 Dec. in P. Marks (2006) 6: But to set up our style and then cut us, is all bloomin’ fiddledeedee.
[NZ]N.Z. Observer (Auckland) 2 Oct. 19/2: An’ hain’t to be snuffed hout by Freddy / An’ ’orsewhips an’ fiddle-de-dee.
[UK]E.J. Milliken Childe Chappie’s Pilgrimage 8: Adieu! adieu! Home life’s a bore [...] Farewell, domestic fiddle-de-dee!
[UK] ‘’Arry at the Sea-Side’ in Punch 10 Sept. 111/2: Sweet Home is dashed fiddlededee.
[Aus]Truth (Sydney) 4 Mar. 1/3: A.V.G. Peel, of British Treasures, / Has been accused of writing fiddle-de-dee.
[US]Wood & Goddard Dict. Amer. Sl.
[US]D. Hammett ‘Two Sharp Knives’ in Nightmare Town (2001) 179: What’s all this? [...] This fiddledeedee, this hanky-panky.
[Aus]J. Morrison Black Cargo 252: This meandering aboot the bush, this hypocrisy, this fiddle-dee-dee aboot unofficial stoppages sickens me.