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boondoggle

boon·dog·gle

boondoggle

 
pronunciation:
bun da gl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: unnecessary, wasteful, or impractical work; make-work.
definition 2: a valueless project funded by the government solely as a political favor.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: boondoggled, boondoggles, boondoggling
definition: to do unnecessary, wasteful, or impractical work in order to appear busy.
derivation: boondoggler (n.)