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doo·dle  audio  (ddl) KEY 

VERB:
doo·dled, doo·dling, doo·dles
VERB:
intr.
  1. To scribble aimlessly, especially when preoccupied.
  2. To kill time.
VERB:
tr.
To draw (figures) while preoccupied.
NOUN:
A figure, design, or scribble drawn or written absent-mindedly.

ETYMOLOGY:
English dialectal, to fritter away time, perhaps from doodle, fool ; see doodlebug

OTHER FORMS:
doodler(Noun)


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