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Noun: doodad  'doo,dad
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: doodah)
  1. Something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
    "she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket";
    - doohickey [N. Amer], dojigger [N. Amer], gimmick, gizmo, gismo, gubbins [Brit], thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatsis, widget, doodah [Brit], doobry [Brit], doobrie [Brit], thingy, doofer [Brit], doover [Austral], dingus [N. Amer], thingo [Austral], whatsit

Derived forms: doodads

Type of: stuff

Encyclopedia: Doodad