Definition of boondoggle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

boondoggle

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈbunˌdɑɡl//
 
, NAmE//ˈbunˌdɔɡl//
 
(informal)
 
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a piece of work that is unnecessary and that wastes time and/or money The road improvement scheme was a gigantic boondoggle.
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