Definition of boondoggle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbuːndɒɡl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːndɑːɡl//
, NAmE//ˈbuːndɔːɡl//
(North American English, 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. Word Origin 1930s: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: boondoggle