Synonyms for doodling

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"Why—its like some of the designs in his doodling," he exclaimed.

Perry looked at the table, doodling in the puddles of beer with a fingertip.

Don't mind my doodling either—see the border I drew around your true name while I daydreamed and my pen was thinking for me?

Handy Sam, with one foot up on the table and a pencil between his toes, was doodling self-consciously on a paper napkin.

When he got back to Tortha Karf's office, the Chief was awake, and doodling on his notepad with his multicolor pen.

Vall looked at the pad and winced; the Chief was doodling bugs again—red ants with black legs, and blue-and-green beetles.

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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