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Diddler

(Jeremy). An artful swindler; a clever, seedy vagabond, borrowing money or obtaining credit by his wit and wits. From Kenny's farce called Raising the Wind.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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