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n. Slang
A small or worthless amount.

[doodly, worthless (perhaps from doodle) + squat, added as an intensive (from squat).]
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(ˈdɪd li)

Slang. the least amount: not worth diddly.
[1960–65, Amer.; probably euphemistic shortening of diddlyshit]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doodly-squat - a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
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Although not as important in the literary reconstruction of spoken dialect as grammar, such lexical items as killer-diller, killer, hussie, no-count, doodly-squat, and hootchie-kootchie man were popular during that era.