dodraug

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Etymology[edit]

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 Dodraugen on Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia

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 Dodraugen on Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia

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Compound of do (toilet) + draug (a corporeal undead from Norse mythology). The word is a neologism and not part of traditional myths, having its origin from an audio comedy sketch of the 1970s. The ploy of the sketch was a simile of a radio children's tale being twisted into a horror story with the assumed result of making little children terrified of sitting down on the water closet.

Noun[edit]

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  1. (neologism) A slimy, malevolent creature that lives hidden inside the water closet, and according to the original tale may extend his hand to pull children down into the toilet.

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