doodley-squat

noun

dood·​ley-squat ˈdü-dᵊl-ē-ˌskwät How to pronounce doodley-squat (audio)
variants or doodly-squat

Examples of doodley-squat in a Sentence

tried to act intelligent but it was painfully obvious that he didn't know doodley-squat about cosmology

Word History

Etymology

doodley (perhaps alteration of do one's do to defecate) + squat

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doodley-squat was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Doodley-squat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doodley-squat. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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