woggle

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Etymology 1[edit]

1923, coined in Australia by Bill Shankley, from earlier American boondoggle.[1] Popularized from 1929 by use in Scouting for Boys, 14th edition, by Baden-Powell.

Noun[edit]

A scouting woggle.

woggle (plural woggles)

  1. Boy Scout’s neckerchief clasp or slide, originally a loop or ring of leather.
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Verb[edit]

woggle (third-person singular simple present woggles, present participle woggling, simple past and past participle woggled)

  1. (archaic, dialect) Alternative spelling of waggle

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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