" Fiddlesticks "
An exclamation meaning 1. Nonsense; rubbish. 2. An indication of mild annoyance.
1. You say you can run 100 yards in 10 seconds. I say fiddlesticks. 2. Oh fiddlesticks! that's the third time I've been caught by that speed trap going just over 30 mph.
Where did it originate?:
- 17th century. The term derives from the slang name of a violin bow, that is, a fiddle stick.
Where is it used?:
Britain - but only by the older generation.
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