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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Disney's latest release is just an entertainment, an animated doodad in the grand scheme of things.
You can google it ( 'cus remember what I said about link and edit doodad up there?) ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.