fiddlesticks


interjection

  1. (used to express impatience, dismissal, etc.)

noun

  1. anything; a bit: I don’t care a fiddlestick for what they say.

noun

  1. informal a violin bow
  2. any meaningless or inconsequential thing; trifle
  3. fiddlesticks! an expression of annoyance or disagreement
n.

usually fiddlesticks; 15c., originally “the bow of a fiddle,” from fiddle (n.) and stick (n.). Meaning “nonsense” is from 1620s.

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