Doodlebug meaning

do͝odl-bŭg
The larva of certain ant lions.
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A divining rod or another similar device used in trying to locate something underground.
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(informal, UK) The V-1 flying bomb.
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A term of endearment.
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(entomology) An antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae).
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(historical, "doodlebug tractor") An automobile converted into a cheap tractor for a small farm during the Second World War.
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Origin of doodlebug

  • Perhaps dialectal doodle fool, simpleton (akin to Low German dudeldopp) bug

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • doodle +‎ bug

    From Wiktionary