doodley-squat

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

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beans, bubkes (also bupkes), continental, damn, darn (also durn), diddly [slang], diddly-squat [slang], fig, ghost, hoot, iota, jot, lick, modicum, rap, squat [slang], syllable, tittle, whit, whoop

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First Known Use of doodley-squat

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doodley-squat

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

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