Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FIDDER, v., n.1

I. v. To flutter, lit. and fig. (Kcb. 1950); to be in a state of excitement; to hover in a stationary position as a hawk, or a bird over its nest (Dmf. 1825 Jam.). Kcb. 1815  J. Gerrond Poet. Works 109:
Dear brither, I fidder At mention o' your name.
Dmf. 1894  Trans. Dmf. and Gall. Antiq. Soc. 159:
There's a badly spelled letter announcing her engagement. She would be fiddering — i.e., she would be in a flutter.

II. n. A shudder “which overtakes one after ensconcing oneself under the blankets, esp. on a frosty night” (Kcb.4 1900).

[Freq. form of Fid. Cf. Whidder.]

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