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boon•dog•gle



Pronunciation: (bOOn'dog"ul, -dô"gul), [key]
n., v., -gled, -gling.


n.
1. a product of simple manual skill, as a plaited leather cord for the neck or a knife sheath, made typically by a camper or a scout.
2. work of little or no value done merely to keep or look busy.
3. a project funded by the federal government out of political favoritism that is of no real value to the community or the nation.

v.t.
to deceive or attempt to deceive: to boondoggle investors into a low-interest scheme.

v.i.
to do work of little or no practical value merely to keep or look busy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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