from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An unnamed gadget or trinket.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any object, usually a tool or other device, whose name is forgotten, or not known.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
Get Help: Need to replace a part of your toilet but have no idea how to describe it to the person at the hardware store without using the word doohickey?
I believe "doohickey" is the correct technical term for that particular control.
Training ones either have a plastic or rubbery doohickey attached at the apex of the chopsticks or are actually attached.
So, here we have President Malcom J. Roebuck telling me, with a look of dead-eyed seriousness, that I can make $25 to $100 per hour by making and selling "metal pin-back badges" made with his $35 button crimper doohickey.
(Assuming the embedded doohickey works; it seems to be a bit temperamental right now.)
And, no, I don't know why the embedded doohickey cuts off the last few seconds of the song.
That's due to my genius brother-in-law Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic, the leader of the FF, and his universal translator doohickey.
Mine definitely has the musical greetings-card-style doohickey installed as Chris and Allison and meself agreed.
Anyway, I stuck it up on the fileshare site I normally use, for this chap to download, so I thought I may as well, punt one of the embedded doohickey things up here, for anyone what's cracked enough to want a copy, or who has a spare thirty-five frickin minutes to listen to me play at being a pirate.
The words she spoke afterward were even more hurtful than the concussion Don might have incurred if that desktop doohickey had actually made contact.