Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal An unnamed or nameless gadget or trinket.

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  • n. 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.

  • n. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

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Examples

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

    'Gnomeo': A Bard's Garden of Delights

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Like all those donors who coughed up a fourteen-karat doodad, all those five-towners forking over fifty bucks for an auction ticket, how did she swing that?

    The Majesties

  • Is it the woman enrolled in a writing workshop I teach, who emailed an ungirdled manuscript unimpeded by the Microsoft doodad that lets an author know she's repeated "really" seven times in a paragraph, caused the entire group (me, too, drat) to spend an ice age ruminating on her submission, then dropped the class?

    Sally Koslow: The Schadenfreude Club: When Friendships Turn Sour

  • Whether you use a fancy pants labeler or marker on masking tape, label every single box, bag, and doodad in sight, especially cables for your computer and entertainment centre.

    Five Essential Tools for Moving | Lifehacker Australia

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  • 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

  • best spoken a la Dorothy Parker

    July 18, 2007