1923, coined in Australia by Bill Shankley, from earlier American boondoggle. Popularized from 1929 by use in Scouting for Boys, 14th edition, by Baden-Powell.
woggle (plural woggles)
- Boy Scout’s neckerchief clasp or slide, originally a loop or ring of leather.
Boy Scout’s neckerchief clasp or slide
woggle (third-person singular simple present woggles, present participle woggling, simple past and past participle woggled)
- (archaic, dialect) Alternative spelling of waggle.
- ^ Jeffrey, Ray, The History of Scouting in Tasmania 1909–1985, page 81. Published by The Scout Association of Australia, Tasmanian Branch. ISBN 0-949180-08-4