- the larva of an antlion.
Origin of doodlebug1
- any of various small, squat vehicles.
- a divining rod or similar device supposedly useful in locating underground water, oil, minerals, etc.
- British Informal. buzz bomb.
Origin of doodlebug2
First recorded in 1865–70; special use of doodlebug1
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Examples from the Web for doodlebug
One of the things that came to mind when I saw Interstellar was your first film, Doodlebug.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind
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The German name for the missile was Fi-103 but across the Channel it was called the Doodlebug.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive
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C20: probably from doodle + bug 1
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