did|dly [ˈdıdli] n also did|dly|squat [ˌdıdliˈskwɔt US ˈdıdliskwa:t] AmE informal
[Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Probably from doodlysquat 'nothing' (1900-2000)]
not know/mean diddly
to know or mean nothing at all
Brad? He doesn't know diddly about baseball.

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