doodle-bug

doodlebug

1 [dood-l-buhg]
noun
the larva of an antlion.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; doodle1 + bug1

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doodlebug

2 [dood-l-buhg]
noun
1.
any of various small, squat vehicles.
2.
a divining rod or similar device supposedly useful in locating underground water, oil, minerals, etc.
3.
British Informal. buzz bomb.

Origin:
1865–70; special use of doodlebug1

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doodlebug (ˈduːdəlˌbʌɡ)
 
n
1.  another name for the V-1
2.  a diviner's rod
3.  a US name for antlion
4.  (US) any of certain insect larvae that resemble the antlion
 
[C20: probably from doodle + bug1]

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