doodad
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1888 1. an ornamental attachment or decoration 2. an often small article whose common name is unknown or forgotten ; gadget

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • doodad — unnamed thing, 1905, chiefly U.S., a made up word (Cf. DOOHICKEY (Cf. doohickey)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • doodad — [n] gadget contraption, contrivance, doohickey*, gismo, object, thing, thingamabob*, thingamajig*, whatchamacallit*, widget; concepts 463,499 …   New thesaurus

  • doodad — ☆ doodad [do͞o′dad΄ ] n. [see DOOHICKEY] Informal 1. a trinket; bauble 2. any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten …   English World dictionary

  • doodad — UK [ˈduːˌdæd] / US [ˈduˌdæd] noun [countable] Word forms doodad : singular doodad plural doodads American informal a doodah …   English dictionary

  • doodad — noun A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall); especially an unspecified gadget, device, or part. My mom has a clever doodad for peeling oranges …   Wiktionary

  • doodad — [[t]du͟ːdæd[/t]] doodads N COUNT A doodad is the same as a doodah. [AM, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • doodad — /dooh dad /, n. Informal. 1. a decorative embellishment; trinket; bauble: a dress covered with doodads. 2. a gadget; device: a kitchen full of the latest doodads. Also, do dad. [1900 05; gradational compound based on dial. dad piece, flake] * * * …   Universalium

  • doodad — Synonyms and related words: affair, article, artifact, business, dingus, dofunny, dohickey, dojigger, dojiggy, domajig, domajigger, dowhacky, eppes, etwas, flumadiddle, gadget, gigamaree, gimmick, gizmo, hickey, hootenanny, hootmalalie, jigger,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Doodad — 1. any device or gadget, the name of which is unknown or temporarily forgotten; 2. (plural) any trifling ornaments or bits of decorative finery …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • doodad — Australian Slang 1. any device or gadget, the name of which is unknown or temporarily forgotten; 2. (plural) any trifling ornaments or bits of decorative finery …   English dialects glossary

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