doodlebug

noun
doo·dle·bug | \ˈdü-dᵊl-ˌbəg \

Definition of doodlebug 

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

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

3 : buzz bomb

First Known Use of doodlebug

circa 1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for doodlebug

probably from doodle fool + bug

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