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doodlebug

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noun doo·dle·bug \ˈdü-dəl-ˌbəg\

Definition of doodlebug

  1. 1 :  the larva of an ant lion; also :  any of several other insects

  2. 2 :  a device (as a divining rod) used in attempting to locate underground gas, water, oil, or ores

  3. 3 :  buzz bomb



Origin of doodlebug

probably from doodle fool + bug


First Known Use: circa 1866


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