diddums


diddums
Mocking diminutive, used when someone is being overly whiny.

A: I just broke a nail! B: Awww, poor diddums.


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  • diddums — Mocking diminutive, used when someone is being overly whiny. A: I just broke a nail! B: Awww, poor diddums …   Dictionary of american slang

  • diddums — /ˈdɪdəmz/ (say diduhmz) interjection 1. (an exclamation indicating that the speaker thinks that the person addressed is being childish and petulant.) 2. (an expression of commiseration addressed to a child.) –noun 3. (a term of address to a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • diddums — interjection A term of commiseration to a child who has suffered a mildly painful situation (or, by extension, to anybody seen to be complaining too much about hurt feelings) …   Wiktionary

  • Diddums — (interjection) exclamation indicating that the speaker thinks that the person addressed is being childish and petulant (in speech to children Did ems? = Did they? ) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • diddums — Australian Slang (interjection) exclamation indicating that the speaker thinks that the person addressed is being childish and petulant (in speech to children Did ems? = Did they? ) …   English dialects glossary

  • diddums — interj. exclamation showing that the speaker thinks that the person addressed is being childish, something a person says to indicate that she or he feels no sympathy for someone who is behaving like a child …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diddums — [ dɪdəmz] exclamation Brit. informal used to express commiseration to a child. Origin C19: from did em, i.e. did they? (tease you, do that to you, etc.) …   English new terms dictionary

  • diddums — interjection BrE a word used to someone who is upset or annoyed in a way you think seems childish …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • diddums — UK [ˈdɪdəmz] / US interjection spoken used for talking to a child or someone you think is behaving like a child …   English dictionary

  • diddums —    A word from baby language, used to a very young child at the pre speech stage. It corrupts the words ‘did you then’, but these words are not in the mind of a present day speaker who would use the word as a caressing noise. It is used by a… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address


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