fiddle-de-dee

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fid·dle-de-dee

 (fĭd′l-dē-dē′)
interj.
Used to express mild annoyance or impatience.

[From fiddle.]
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fiddle-de-dee

(ˌfɪdəldɪˈdiː) ,

fiddlededee

or

fiddledeedee

interj
rare an exclamation of impatience, disbelief, or disagreement
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fid•dle-de-dee

or fid•dle•de•dee

(ˌfɪd l dɪˈdi)

interj.
(used to express irritation, dismissive indifference, or scorn.)
[1775–85; fiddle + nonsense syllables]
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LPD has more (and more exotic) place-names (Beach-la-Mar, Dares-Salaam, Mont-Saint-Michel) and interjections such as fiddle-de-dee (also spelt fiddlededee), 51 coordinated structures like hide-and-seek, hit-and-miss, cloak-and-dagger and other interesting predicates such as holier-than-thou.
Gerard Quirk, who won a point and a bumper with Fiddlededee, has a five-year-old half-brother by Saffron Walden called Father Gilligan and Real Steel, a halfbrother to Grangeclare Gold, is a four-year-old under the care of Pat Doyle for Gigginstown House Stud.
LUDLOW: GAZETTE BET: 2.10 Fiddlededee. NAOMI MATTHEW: 1.10 Venetian Dove, 1.40 Bellvano, 2.10 Lady Jannina, 2.40 Plunkett, 3.10 Fleur De Vassy, 3.40 Jump Up, 4.10 Allerton.
TOWCESTER: 1.10 Fiddlededee, 1.45 Liberty Seeker, 2.20 Aztec Treasure, 2.55 American World, 3.30 Peter Sent, 4.00 Bathwick Tigger.
Fiddlededee has her second start for Jonjo O''Neill in Towcester''s ladbrokes.com Mares'' ''National Hunt'''' Novices'' Hurdle and she is expected to open her account for the yard.
TOWCESTER: 1.10 Fiddlededee, 1.45 Hibiki, 2.20 Aztec Treasure, 2.55 American World, 3.30 Mister Wisemen, 4.00 Trishuli.
Fiddlededee 6m Beneficial -Betty Balfour Mrs Peter Bond 2586-31 RPR 117h OR 114h Was always going to be better when facing a trip and won at Uttoxeter over 3m last time.
Fiddlededee has her second start for Jonjo O'Neill in Towcester's ladbrokes.com Mares' "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle (1.10) and she is expected to open her account for the yard.
Fiddlededee 5m Beneficial - Betty Balfour Mrs Peter Bond 1F-125 RPR 96h She's a very nice mare and finished second in her first bumper for us at Bangor.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 1.10 Fiddlededee, 1.45 Hibiki, 2.20 Aztec Treasure, 2.55 American World, 3.30 Mister Wisemen, 4.00 Trishuli.
Local trainer Jonjo O'Neill was the other man with six figures to spend and he saw off Ben de Haan and Shark Hanlon as he paid pounds 125,000 for the five-yearold mare Fiddlededee, winner of a point-to-point in March and a Tipperary bumper last week for her owner-trainer-breeder Gerard Quirk.
Although she won't be sporting his principal patron J P McManus's colours, Fiddlededee will race for a different existing owner at O'Neill's Jackdaws Castle stable.