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BOONDOGGLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boondoggle mean? 

BOONDOGGLE (noun)
  The noun BOONDOGGLE has 1 sense:

1. work of little or no value done merely to look busy

  Familiarity information: BOONDOGGLE used as a noun is very rare.


BOONDOGGLE (verb)
  The verb BOONDOGGLE has 1 sense:

1. do useless, wasteful, or trivial work

  Familiarity information: BOONDOGGLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOONDOGGLE (noun)


Sense 1boondoggle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work of little or no value done merely to look busy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("boondoggle" is a kind of...):

dissipation; waste; wastefulness (useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly)


BOONDOGGLE (verb)


Sense 1boondoggle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Do useless, wasteful, or trivial work

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "boondoggle" is one way to...):

work (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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