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Word Of The Day! 'doddle' Sound And Origin by Researchclue: 9:43am On Sep 24, 2020
Word Of The Day!

doddle
[ dod-l ]
:-something easily done, fixed, etc.

Sentence:
1. He was really worried about my finishing the fence repairs on my own, but it was a doddle.
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WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF DODDLE?
Doddle, “something easy to do or fix,” is a British colloquialism of uncertain origin. Some say it comes from Scottish doddle “a small lump of toffee” (and therefore attractive and easy to make away with). Some say doddle may come from the verb dawdle “to waste time, idle.” Doddle may also be a variant of the verb toddle “to move with short unsteady steps” (as a toddler does). Doddle entered English in the first half of the 20th century.

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