doodlebug definition by Webster's New World
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- the larva of certain ant lions
- Informal a divining rod or another similar device used in trying to locate something underground
- Informal buzz bomb
Origin: doodle plush bug
doodlebug definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Chiefly Southern U.S.
Origin: Perhaps dialectal doodle, fool, simpleton; akin to Low German dudeldopp + bug.