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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FIGGLE-FAGGLE, n., v.

I. n. Conduct of a silly, trifling or indecorous kind (Ayr. 1825 Jam.). Hence figgle-faggler, “one who destroys good morals” (Ib.).

II. v. To trifle, behave in a silly, stupid way (Dmf. 1899 J. Shaw Country Schoolm. (ed. Wallace) 326).

[Reduplicative imit. formation like fiddle-faddle, phs. influenced by Fyke and its variants.]

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