Synonyms for doodle

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"No doodle bugs in mine, if you please," answered Stacy Brown.

He was quite an adept at whistling the air of "Yankee doodle."

"Oh, the water is too cold to go swimming now," said Mr. Doodle.

Even with Doodle's aid he could not have a chance in the race.

You didn't save one charcoal sketch, one line drawing, one bit of a doodle on scratch paper?

He places the pans in the sun where the grease will soften and goes skirmishing for ants and doodle bugs.

I whispered "Yankee," Shanghae-like he responded "Doodle," and arm-in-arm we started.

Doodle has found that he must throw himself upon the country, chiefly in the form of sovereigns and beer.

The mighty business is nearly over by this time, and Doodle will throw himself off the country in a few days more.

And no matter what they thought of “Yankee Doodle Whitey,” he knew that he was loyal.

WORD ORIGIN

"scrawl aimlessly," 1935, from dialectal doodle, dudle "fritter away time, trifle," or associated with dawdle. It was a noun meaning "simple fellow" from 1620s.

Related: Doodled; Doodling.

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