Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.

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  • noun A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall); especially an unspecified gadget, device, or part.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She had a safe, of course, and compartments in a cabinet for her lesser jewelry, with each ring or doodad having its own discrete cubby.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Whether you have a gizmo attached to your ear while you're driving, or a doodad that scrambles an egg inside its shell, or a thingamajig that plots your trajectory on a digital map, gadgets are more and more a part of our lives.

    Boing Boing

  • When you pull out the lever at the top of the bag to haul the bag, this doodad has a really cool feature to double as a camera or flash tripod.

    Review: The ultimate luxury item for a digital photographer: a $359 camera bag

  • So, since I just reserved a copy of Dead Until Dark at my local library, I figure I may as well sign up for this little doodad.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • These simple, inexpensive wonders aren't made of the latest super steel, they aren't a quarter-inch thick and there's nary a tactical, special ops-inspired doodad on them anywhere.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • You can google it ( 'cus remember what I said about link and edit doodad up there?) ...

    Hello Wars: A Star Wars Hello Kitty Mash-Up Site

  • She had a safe, of course, and compartments in a cabinet for her lesser jewelry, with each ring or doodad having its own discrete cubby.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Disney's latest release is just an entertainment, an animated doodad in the grand scheme of things.

    'Gnomeo': A Bard's Garden of Delights

  • These simple, inexpensive wonders aren't made of the latest super steel, they aren't a quarter-inch thick and there's nary a tactical, special ops-inspired doodad on them anywhere.

    Cut Down a Tree with a Ten-Dollar Knife

  • So, since I just reserved a copy of Dead Until Dark at my local library, I figure I may as well sign up for this little doodad.

    I'm Joining My First Reading Challenge

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  • best spoken a la Dorothy Parker

    July 18, 2007

  • N.A.S.A.: 'When observing the great globular cluster NGC 4372, observers frequently take note of a strange dark streak nearly three degrees in length running near it. Unnamed, the streak, actually a long molecular cloud, has become known as the Dark Doodad Nebula. (Doodad is slang for a thingy or a whatchamacallit.)'

    December 9, 2008