Definition of quiddle in US English:

quiddle

verb

Regional, New England, US
rare
  • 1with object To fiddle or play about with.

  • 2no object To quibble or cavil about insignificant details; to fuss; (also) to busy oneself with unimportant matters or trivial tasks; to fritter away time.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). Origin uncertain, perhaps an expressive formation; compare -le, and also earlier twiddle, fiddle, piddle, etc.

Pronunciation

quiddle

/ˈkwɪdl/