doodly-squat

doodly-squat

[dood-lee-skwot]
noun Slang.
a minimum amount or degree; the least bit (usually used in the negative): This coin collection isn't worth doodly-squat in today's market.


Origin:
probably euphemistic variant of doodly-shit, diddlyshit; see doodle1, diddle2, -y2

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diddly-squat definition

[ˈdɪdliskwɑt] and [ˈdudliskwɑt]
and (doodly-)squat
  1. n.
    nothing. (Folksy. Originally black or southern.) : This contract isn't worth diddly-squat.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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