scribble, scrabble, doodle(verb)
an aimless drawing
make a doodle; draw aimlessly
A fool, a simpleton, a mindless person.
A small mindless sketch, etc.
To draw or scribble (something) aimlessly
Origin: Influenced by dawdle, from dudeln, from dudel, from Czech or Polish dudy, from düdük.
a trifler; a simple fellow
Origin: [Cf. Dawdle.]
A doodle is an unfocused or unconscious drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes. Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available. Popular kinds of doodles include cartoon versions of teachers or companions in a school, famous TV or comic characters, invented fictional beings, landscapes, geometric shapes and patterns, textures, banners with legends, and animations made by drawing a scene sequence in various pages of a book or notebook.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dōōd′l, v.t. (Scot.) to dandle.
dōōd′l, v.i. (Scot.) to drone, as a bagpipe.
The numerical value of doodle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of doodle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of doodle in a Sentence
We wanted everyone to see the doodle in the same way.
This was not cheating, first-graders doodle all over the exams.
Normally, scribes would doodle or write snatches of lettering after cutting their nibs, to make sure they were the correct width, these pen-tests ranged from the sort of scribbled lines that people still do today to words, names, full sentences, or simple drawings. Sometimes we even find pretty good drawings.
It's amazing to think that people doodled in medieval times in a similar way to how they doodle today, when you see the monks expressing their personalities, their sense of humor, it makes you feel like you're traveling back through time. It's like you're going through the keyhole and sitting right next to them.
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Translations for doodle
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- драскулка, глупакBulgarian
- lulan, ňouma, pinďour, truhlík, čmáranice, pindík, nekňubaCzech
- Kritzelei, Penis, Schwanz, Gekritzel, kritzelnGerman
- γράφω άσκοπαGreek
- garabato, garabatearSpanish
- pippeli, tollo, riipustella, riipustusFinnish
- gribouiller, griffonnage, griffonner, zizi, gribouillisFrench
- girigogolo, pene, scarabocchio, scarabocchiItalian
- siusiak, bazgraćPolish
- простак, простофиля, каракуля, болван, чиркатьRussian
- sik, karalama, penisTurkish
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