doohickey


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doo·hick·ey

 (do͞o′hĭk′ē)
n. pl. doo·hick·eys Informal
Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.

[Perhaps doo(dad) + hickey.]

doohickey

(ˈduːˌhɪkɪ)
n
informal US and Canadian another name for doodah1

doo•hick•ey

(ˈduˌhɪk i)

n., pl. -eys. Informal.
a gadget; thingamajig.
[1910–15, Amer.; doo (dad) + hickey]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doohickey - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not knowndoohickey - 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"

doohickey

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

doohickey

[ˌduːˈhɪkɪ] N (US) → trasto m

doohickey

n (US inf: = thingummy) → Dings(bums) nt
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Let's say someone comes up with a better doohickey than yours for next year's model.
The first being the cat food pouches that preoccupied me last week and the second being the pretender to the Throne of Small Annoyances, which is the existence on this earth of a little plastic doohickey designed to help the exhausted fruit-fancier slice bananas.
He gets energy by literally sucking the life out of people, and he's out to capture an artifact that was on board the Enterprise--an ancient clicking doohickey he wants for terrible (but unspecified) reasons.
Entrepreneurs face the challenge of being self-aware." Your mother, best friend or neighbor is not going to offer an honest assessment of whether your new doohickey is, as Greiner would say, "a hero or a zero."
This particular paperback is my own and has proven itself vital over the many years I have scanned its pages searching for yet another captivating doohickey whose name and function may be as yet unfamiliar to me.
A bristling yet alluring doohickey, ostensibly about a week away from the workaday world, Gabe Durham's Fun Camp also signals the end for one of American publishing's finest escapes from the ordinary.
WELL IT IS PATENTED NOW, SIR, BUT I STILL NEED A RESPECTED AUTHORITY LIKE YOU TO WIN OVER SPONSORS AND CONVINCE A MANUFACTURER TO MASS PRODUCE THIS HANDY LITTLE DOOHICKEY.
I noticed that the little hinge doohickey that protected the charging terminal was broken off and something apparently jammed the entrance, making a recharge impossible.
And indeed, the shapes Kenneth Williams made with eyebrows while gurning through passages from The Dribblesome Teapots can still give almost any modern digital doohickey a run for its money.
The X6 has almost every doohickey and thingamabob you could imagine and, what's more, the sound system rivals many of Bahrain's top night clubs.
Place this little doohickey in your bedroom, turn off the lights, blindfold your girlfriendwifemistress, lead her into the room, and remove the blind with a flourish.
A "widget" for those of us of a certain age is something like a "doohickey." But for others who are up-to-date on computer use, it is a button you can put on your website, Facebook page, Twitter account (among other web-based settings) that you or others can use.