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Fiddler

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Drunk as a fiddler. Fiddlers at wakes and fairs were allowed meat and drink to their heart’s content, and seldom left a merry-making sober.

Oliver’s Fiddler. Sir Roger LʹEstrange (1616–1704). So called because he, at one time, was playing a fiddle or viole with others in the house of John Hingston when Cromwell was one of the guests.

Fiddler is a slang word for sixpence.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fiars
Fiasco
Fiat
Fib
Fico
Fiddle (Latin, fidis or fides)
Fiddle About (To)
Fiddle-de-dee!
Fiddle-faddle
Fiddleback
Fiddler
Fiddler’s Fare or Fiddler’s Pay
Fiddler’s Green
Fiddler’s Money
Fiddler’s News
Fiddlestick
Fiddlesticks!
Fidele
Fidelio
Fides
Fides

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