One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1no object To spend time in trifling activities, to potter around.
2no object To urinate; = "piddle". Also in extended use. Now English regional (chiefly northern).
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Roger Ascham (d. 1568), author and royal tutor. Apparently a variant of piddle.
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