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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"unnamed thing," 1905, chiefly U.S., a made-up word (compare doohickey).


alt. A thing (''used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall''); especially an unspecified gadget, device, or part. n. A thing (''used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall''); especially an unspecified gadget, device, or part.


n. something whose name is either forgotten or not known [syn: dohickey, dojigger, doohickey, gimmick, hickey, gizmo, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy]

Usage examples of "doodad".

The chair was a plug-in jobbie with a footrest that went up and down to offer support for the varicosely inclined and a vibrating doodad built into the seat for those who were otherwise inclined.

Tart it up a bit, with weather vanes and doodads of the sort my wife unfortunately cherishes, and it could serve as a toolshed.

Her walls were covered with the fine art of three children under the age of seven, and her pens had cartoon characters, porn pores, and other doodads affixed to the ends, gifts from said children.

I opened my little pretties and doodads the kids had made me and gave them all a big hug.

Like most everybody these days, they relied on electronic doodads to do their work for them.

Myr Cory would mind if I snuck up and caught a nice take of her in this glorious light, surrounded with all her high-tech doodads and backed by the views up there?

Lyman is very fond of the way I have it arranged, but he never objects, and I just love little doodads and whatnots.

Ghaffar, a middle-aged Paki, was a studious-looking sort wearing one of those white cloth doodads wound around his head, who had evidently been reading one of two well-thumbed leather-bound books.

She was wearing a pink dress with a lot of crinolines and petticoats and doodads and gewgaws, and she was enough to make strong men chew carpets.

Once the threat of Thread is abolished, we can improve the quality of our lives and still remain within those precepts: a world that does not require as much of the sophisticated doodads and technology that so obsessed our ancestors.

I had not stopped to take off the doodads that proclaimed me a Barsoomian "princess.

They were really ripped about losing their surf-bots not just because the `bots were expensive doodads, but because the Surf-O-Rama was coming up.

The tables that people had been setting up earlier had now become concessions selling junk jewellery, brass doodads, fast food, T-shirts, pennants, binoculars, paintings done on velvet.

Rediscovering in himself the strong distaste that he'd felt as an agent-in-training for the pins, doodads, and acid, he pushed those aside.

Wade rifled through his mental snapshot index of the region, his images of dumbed-down theme park attractions, crack dens, the space shuttle, malls bursting with doodads, freeways tangled like electric cords and the nightly evening news that felt like a recurring fever dream.