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doo·dle

 (do͞od′l)
v. doo·dled, doo·dling, doo·dles
v.intr.
1. To draw or sketch aimlessly, especially when preoccupied.
2. To kill time; dawdle.
v.tr.
To draw (figures) while preoccupied.
n.
A figure or design drawn or written absent-mindedly.

[English dialectal, to fritter away time, perhaps from doodle, fool; see doodlebug.]

doo′dler n.

doodle

(ˈduːdəl)
vb
1. to scribble or draw aimlessly
2. (Music, other) to play or improvise idly
3. (often foll by: away) US to dawdle or waste time
n
a shape, picture, etc, drawn aimlessly
[C20: perhaps from C17 doodle a foolish person, but influenced in meaning by dawdle; compare Low German dudeltopf simpleton]
ˈdoodler n

doo•dle

(ˈdud l)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.i.
1. to draw or scribble idly.
2. to engage in trifling activity.
3. to play idly on a musical instrument.
v.t.
4. to produce by doodling.
5. to pass (time) idly (often fol. by away).
n.
6. a figure produced by doodling.
[1935–40; expressive word, perhaps identical with now obsolete doodle fool]
doo′dler, n.

doodle

- Originally a noun meaning "fool, simpleton," from German dudeltopf, it came to mean absent-minded scribbling.
See also related terms for simpleton.

doodle


Past participle: doodled
Gerund: doodling

Imperative
doodle
doodle
Present
I doodle
you doodle
he/she/it doodles
we doodle
you doodle
they doodle
Preterite
I doodled
you doodled
he/she/it doodled
we doodled
you doodled
they doodled
Present Continuous
I am doodling
you are doodling
he/she/it is doodling
we are doodling
you are doodling
they are doodling
Present Perfect
I have doodled
you have doodled
he/she/it has doodled
we have doodled
you have doodled
they have doodled
Past Continuous
I was doodling
you were doodling
he/she/it was doodling
we were doodling
you were doodling
they were doodling
Past Perfect
I had doodled
you had doodled
he/she/it had doodled
we had doodled
you had doodled
they had doodled
Future
I will doodle
you will doodle
he/she/it will doodle
we will doodle
you will doodle
they will doodle
Future Perfect
I will have doodled
you will have doodled
he/she/it will have doodled
we will have doodled
you will have doodled
they will have doodled
Future Continuous
I will be doodling
you will be doodling
he/she/it will be doodling
we will be doodling
you will be doodling
they will be doodling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been doodling
you have been doodling
he/she/it has been doodling
we have been doodling
you have been doodling
they have been doodling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been doodling
you will have been doodling
he/she/it will have been doodling
we will have been doodling
you will have been doodling
they will have been doodling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been doodling
you had been doodling
he/she/it had been doodling
we had been doodling
you had been doodling
they had been doodling
Conditional
I would doodle
you would doodle
he/she/it would doodle
we would doodle
you would doodle
they would doodle
Past Conditional
I would have doodled
you would have doodled
he/she/it would have doodled
we would have doodled
you would have doodled
they would have doodled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doodle - an aimless drawingdoodle - an aimless drawing      
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
Verb1.doodle - make a doodle; draw aimlessly
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"

doodle

verb
To waste time by engaging in aimless activity:
Translations
خَرْبَشَه أثْناء التَّفْكيريُخَرْبِش أثْناء التَّفْكير
čmáranicečmárat
krusedulle
firkaszórakozottan firkál
krotkrota hugsunarlaust, pára
keverzonėkeverzotipeizojimaspeizoti
ķiņķēziņizīmēt ķiņķēziņus
çiziktirmeçiziktirmekkaralamakaralamak

doodle

[ˈduːdl]
A. Ndibujito m, garabato m
B. VIhacer dibujitos, hacer garabatos

doodle

[ˈduːdəl]
n (= drawing) → griffonnage m, gribouillage m
vi (= draw) → griffonner, gribouiller

doodle

vtkritzeln
nGekritzel nt

doodle

[ˈduːdl]
1. nscarabocchio
2. viscarabocchiare

doodle

(ˈduːdl) verb
to make meaningless drawings and scribbles, usually while thinking, talking on the telephone etc.
noun
a drawing of this sort.
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