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Definition of Fiddler

Fiddler

  1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
  2. A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.
  3. The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body.

Fiddler Quotations

When I went into 'Fiddler,' I wondered about the response I'd get - the backlash because I'm openly gay. There was none. I toured Canada and America, and not one single review suggested that I played the role gay or that I seemed anything but Tevye.
Harvey Fierstein

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
Pope Paul VI

You know, if you really want to fiddle the old-time way, you've got to learn the dance. The contra-dances, hoedowns. It's all in the rhythm of the bow. The great North Carolina fiddle player Tommy Jarrell said, 'If a feller can't bow, he'll never make a fiddler. He might make a violin player, but he'll never make no fiddler.'
Alison Krauss

He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.
Jonathan Swift

I'm into old-time music; I'm not very interested in modern, popular music at all. And if I'm really into some particular old-time musician, some fiddler or banjo player, I'm always dying of curiosity to see what they look like. So there's some connection between visual images and music.
Robert Crumb
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Fiddler Translations

fiddler in German is Geiger
fiddler in Spanish is violinista