Translation of doodlebug in Spanish:

doodlebug

Pronunciation: /ˈduːdlbʌg/

n

  • 1 (AmE) [Zool] larva (f) de hormiga león
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    • I was so fascinated by ants, wasps, and doodlebugs that I would have squatted in the road all day too, but unfortunately I did not inherit the slow gene.
    • One guy ate doodlebugs and another packed mud in his pants.
  • 2 (AmE) [Min] varilla (f) de zahorí
  • 3 (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], bomba (f) volante (de la segunda guerra mundial)
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    • Londoners under attack would come to know it as the doodlebug or buzz bomb, so called for the mechanical hum it made before dropping on its target.
    • In 1943, I joined the Royal Marines at the Commando Training Unit, Lympstone, Devon, so I missed the doodlebugs and most of the V2 rockets.
    • In many ways the crowd at a football match is like a World War Two doodlebug - it's when it stops making a noise that those on the ground should panic.

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