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doddle

/ˈdɒdəl/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) something easily accomplished
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from dodder (vb) to totter
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  • He could'nt hardly contrive to doddle home, and when he did he looked so tedious bad dat his wife sent for de doctor dirackly.

  • During a whole week the master tried by every means to get doddle to learn something; but doddle could learn nothing.

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  • The master seemed perplexed, for doddle was gazing at him with a look of mild self-satisfaction.

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  • The master looked over his spectacles again at doddle with an expression of unutterable amazement.

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