diddle

<jargon>

(US) To work in a casual manner, or the result of such work. (In the UK "to diddle someone" means to cheat them).

"I diddled a copy of ADVENT so it didn't double-space all the time." "Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away."

Similar to twiddle, less purposeful than tweak.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 2013-08-18

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