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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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The kids went there to inspect antique tools, watch projects take shape, and assemble doodads from scrap wood and old nails.
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The post inspired a debate among thousands of Reddit users, perhaps best summarized by user doodads.
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