One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The hand or fist. Frequently in "tip us your daddle": ‘give me your hand’.
no object To pass or spend time idly or frivolously; to move slowly, to dawdle.
with object To cheat, trick, swindle.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in New Flash Song-book. Origin unknown; compare -le<br>late 17th century. From a first element of uncertain origin, apparently expressing unsteady motion + -le<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894), writer. Apparently a variant or alteration of diddle.
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