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

Origin and Etymology of doodlebug

probably from doodle fool + bug


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