AskDefine | Define twiddle

Dictionary Definition

twiddle n : a series of small (usually idle) twists or turns


1 turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind" [syn: twirl, swirl, whirl]
2 manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner; "He twiddled her thumbs while waiting for the interview" [syn: fiddle with]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. to wiggle, fidget, or play with; to move around
    She sat and nervously twiddled her hair while she waited.
  2. to flip or switch two adjacent bits


to wiggle, fidget

Extensive Definition

To twiddle means to touch lightly or play with. In computing, it refers to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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