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doddle

noun
  1. British informal something easily accomplished
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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.

    The Gorilla Hunters

    R.M. Ballantyne

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

    The Gorilla Hunters

    R.M. Ballantyne

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

    The Gorilla Hunters

    R.M. Ballantyne