Word of the Week: taradiddle (TĂR-ǝ-dĭd-l)


(Noun) A trifling falsehood, a petty lie; a colloquial euphemism for a lie; a ‘fib.’

In Context

“Party feeling is capable of making quite decent people believe any taradiddle they want to believe – even if it involves taking leave of their senses.”

A. G. Gardiner, “President Wilson,” The Contemporary Review, May 1920.