- 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 doodle-bug
C20: probably from doodle + bug 1
Word Origin and History for doodle-bug
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