doodad


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doo·dad

 (do͞o′dăd′)
n. Informal
Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.

doo•dad

(ˈduˌdæd)

n. Informal.
1. a trinket or bauble.
2. a gadget; device.
[1870–75, Amer.; gradational compound perhaps based on dial. dad piece, flake]
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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"

doodad

noun
Informal. A small specialized mechanical device:
Informal: doohickey, widget.
Slang: gizmo.
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