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n. Informal
Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.



n. Informal.
1. a trinket or bauble.
2. a gadget; device.
[1870–75, Amer.; gradational compound perhaps based on dial. dad piece, flake]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doodad - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not knowndoodad - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known; "she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket"; "there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use"
stuff - miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff"


Informal. A small specialized mechanical device:
Informal: doohickey, widget.
Slang: gizmo.
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Then when it is explained that the servers only get paid enough of a wage to cover taxes and have to rely on tips to pay bills, everyone comments on how [unfair] of a system that is and how restaurant managers and owners must be the biggest [jerks] ever to perpetuate this kind of system," doodads continued.
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