Meaning of boondoggle
Pronunciation: (bn'dog"ul, -dô"gul), [key]
— n., v., -gled, -gling.
- a product of simple manual skill, as a plaited leather cord for the neck or a knife sheath, made typically by a camper or a scout.
- work of little or no value done merely to keep or look busy.
- a project funded by the federal government out of political favoritism that is of no real value to the community or the nation.
- to deceive or attempt to deceive: to boondoggle investors into a low-interest scheme.
- to do work of little or no practical value merely to keep or look busy.
- boondoggle (Thesaurus)