doddle

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Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from dialectal English doddle (to toddle; sway; nod drowsily).

Noun[edit]

doddle (plural doddles)

  1. (Britain, informal) A job, task or other activity that is simple or easy to complete.
    • 2002, The Economist, "KarstadtQuelle: Below par"
      Retailing in Europe's biggest economy, with 82m mostly well-off people, may sound a doddle. It is not.
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See also Thesaurus:easy

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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

doddle (plural doddles)

  1. A hornless animal; a pollard or doddy.

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