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Boondoggle – 1) 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. 2) Work of little or no value done merely to keep or look busy. 3) A project funded by the government out of political favoritism that is of no real value to the community or the nation. Origin; Americanism, said to have been coined by R. H. Link, American scoutmaster.