Doodle is defined as to casually scribble or draw.verb
If you make circles with your pen aimlessly during a boring lecture, this is an example of when you doodle.
The definition of a doodle is a casual or rough drawing made without much thought.noun
A little picture of a house you made on the back of a napkin without a lot of thought going into it is an example of a doodle.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to move aimlessly or foolishly; dawdle
- ☆ to scribble or draw aimlessly or nervously, esp. when the attention is elsewhere; make doodles
- ☆ Informal to play music in a casual, informal way
Origin: Ger dudeln, to play (the bagpipe), hence to trifle, dawdle (< Pol dudlić < dudy, a bagpipe < Turk duduk, a flute); reinforced by echoic tootle & dawdle
- doodler noun
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verb doo·dled, doo·dling, doo·dles verb, intransitive
- To scribble aimlessly, especially when preoccupied.
- To kill time.
Origin: English dialectal, to fritter away time, perhaps from doodle, fool; see doodlebug.
- dooˈdler noun