doodle
doodle doo"dle, n. [Cf. {Dawdle}.] A trifler; a simple fellow. [1913 Webster]

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  • doodle — (v.) scrawl aimlessly, 1935, from dial. doodle, dudle fritter away time, trifle, or associated with DAWDLE (Cf. dawdle). It was a noun meaning simple fellow from 1620s. LONGFELLOW: That s a name we made up back home for people who make foolish… …   Etymology dictionary

  • doodle — ► VERB ▪ scribble absent mindedly. ► NOUN ▪ a drawing made absent mindedly. DERIVATIVES doodler noun. ORIGIN from Low German dudeldopp simpleton …   English terms dictionary

  • doodle — [do͞od′ l] vi. doodled, doodling [Ger dudeln, to play (the bagpipe), hence to trifle, dawdle (< Pol dudlić < dudy, a bagpipe < Turk duduk, a flute); reinforced by echoic TOOTLE & DAWDLE] 1. to move aimlessly or foolishly; dawdle ☆ 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Doodle — For other uses, see Doodle (disambiguation). Various doodles A doodle is an unfocused drawing made while a person s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be… …   Wikipedia

  • Doodle — Das Wort Doodle (vom Englischen doodle für „Gekritzel“ oder „kritzeln“) steht für: einen Dienst im Internet, siehe Doodle (Dienst) ein Computerspiel, siehe Doodle Jump thematisch veränderte Logos des Unternehmens Google, siehe Google#Google… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • doodle — I UK [ˈduːd(ə)l] / US [ˈdud(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms doodle : singular doodle plural doodles a pattern or picture that you draw when you are bored or are thinking about other things II UK [ˈduːd(ə)l] / US [ˈdud(ə)l] verb [intransitive]… …   English dictionary

  • Doodle — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le mot doodle en anglais signifie « gribouillage », un style de dessin. Les Google Doodles, des logos utilisés de manière temporaire par le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • doodle — I. verb (doodled; doodling) Etymology: perhaps from doodle to ridicule Date: 1935 intransitive verb 1. to make a doodle 2. dawdle, trifle transitive verb to produce by doodling • doodler …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doodle — doodle1 doodler, n. /doohd l/, v., doodled, doodling, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to draw or scribble idly: He doodled during the whole lecture. 2. to waste (time) in aimless or foolish activity. 3. Dial. to deceive; cheat. n. 4. a design, figure, or …   Universalium

  • doodle — doo|dle [ˈdu:dl] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from doodle [i] to make fun of , from Low German dudeltopf stupid person ] to draw shapes, lines, or patterns without really thinking about what you are doing ▪ Brad was doodling on a sheet of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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