noun Etymology: probably from doodle fool + bug Date: circa 1866 1. the larva of an ant lion; also any of several other insects 2. a device (as a divining rod) used in attempting to locate underground gas, water, oil, or ores 3. buzz bomb

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  • doodlebug — UK [ˈduːd(ə)lˌbʌɡ] / US [ˈdud(ə)lˌbʌɡ] noun [countable] Word forms doodlebug : singular doodlebug plural doodlebugs British informal a flying bomb used by the Germans for attacking Britain in the Second World War …   English dictionary

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  • doodlebug — noun a) the V 1 flying bomb b) A term of endearment …   Wiktionary

  • doodlebug — doo|dle|bug [ dudl,bʌg ] noun count BRITISH INFORMAL a flying bomb used by the Germans for attacking Britain in World War II …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • doodlebug — n. larva of an ant lion; small motor vehicle; (British) robot bomb, pilotless jet propelled airplane loaded with explosives that descends as a bomb (used by the Germans against England during WWII); divining rod …   English contemporary dictionary

  • doodlebug — noun informal 1》 Brit. a V 1 bomb. 2》 N. Amer. the larva of an ant lion. 3》 a small car or other vehicle. Origin C19: from doodle foolish person + bug …   English new terms dictionary

  • doodlebug — noun (C) a flying bomb used by the Germans in World War II …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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