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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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So while we're cutting today's Astros slack when it comes to online doodads and whatnots, it's the team's long-lost predecessors, the ones who actually started it all in Houston, who don't get the break today.
To compete against a myriad of beeping electronic doodads, watchmakers are treading new paths-reinventing the alarm watch by developing new displays, optimizing setting systems to enable users to set their alarms to the nearest minute or associating this function with other useful complications, such as travel or diving watches.
Collectors also make a beeline for the pawnshop's treasures or doodads, and are prepared to pay accordingly-just $10 for an old electoral campaign button, or $100,000 for a vintage car that still runs and looks like a million bucks!
Their extensive array of customized jewelry collections includes Slates, Charms, Bunches, Doodads, Birthstone Jewelry, Stackable Rings, and Stylish Cuffs & Link Bracelets.
While the artist's hand is less overt in these starfish than in his past sculptures, the works reflect his ongoing interest in meticulously crafted objects that could nevertheless be mistaken for mass-produced doodads.
If you ignore the practice component and just sight-in your mega rifle, run drop charts, and rely on high-tech mechanical doodads, sooner or later you are likely to slink into a lodge, head hung low, and confess you missed a chip shot
For $29, members get free shipping, 20 percent off all purchases without having to dig around the kitchen drawer for those damn coupons and perhaps some other doodads to come.
If squid can pick which cable doodads to use and when, the animals could improve the match between their under-eye shine and conditions in the ocean.
At the recent launch of the Samsung's latest flagship smartphone: the Galaxy S7 (Flat and Edge), there were some cool doodads as well, catching the eyeballs, other than the flashy phones.
A funny thing happened when I began thinking about writing this article: I started noticing pegboard everywhere--panels, hooks, doodads, you name it.
The kids went there to inspect antique tools, watch projects take shape, and assemble doodads from scrap wood and old nails.
Calling all makers of doodads and inventors of thingamajigs--everyone is welcome to submit his or her creations at Pellissippi State Community College's (Tenn.