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

 

boondoggle

 noun
noun
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