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doddle

[ dod-l ]
/ ˈdɒd l /
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noun Chiefly British Informal.
something easily done, fixed, etc.: He was really worried about my finishing the fence repairs on my own, but it was a doddle.
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Origin of doddle

First recorded in 1935–40; of uncertain origin, perhaps from toddle
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British Dictionary definitions for doddle

doddle
/ (ˈdɒdəl) /

noun
British informal something easily accomplished

Word Origin for doddle

C20: perhaps from dodder (vb) to totter
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