dipsy-doodle

dip·sy-doo·dle

 (dĭp′sē-do͞od′l)
intr.v. dip·sy-doo·dled, dip·sy-doo·dling, dip·sy-doo·dles Informal
To move in or follow a zigzag course.

[Alteration of dipsy-do, baseball term to describe motion of a screwball, from dip.]
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