doohickey


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doojigger

and doohickey and doohickie (ˈdudʒɪgɚ and ˈduhɪki)
n. a name for a gadget. Toss me that little red doohickey, will you?

doohickey

verb
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Editor's note: For you trivia buffs, that doohickey is called a "snub.
Returning with our newly purchased monkey wrench, I spent at least ten full minutes (and Dear Wife half a day) trying to disengage the dingus from the doohickey.
Selling a doohickey product that doesn't perform can really run the customer off.
This is the identification code name for the C-Ration can opener, that little hinged metal doohickey which most of us wore beside our dogtags.
The word "TOAST" already aligned on the operational doohickey, I stood there and waited for the bagel to toast.
It's got a relay-lens doohickey on this end, a stack of special filters, and up here is a real, old-fashioned eyepiece.
And at some point in the future, should they invent such a wonder, I might treat myself to some sort of clever doohickey that could not only time me, but plot my progress via satellite
This time we get 'if you managed to get hold of a neuraliser (the doohickey that erases memories and allows the MIB to reprogram the person's life), what would you use it for?
Removing the inside panel of the door and putting a thingamabob back on the doohickey came to $24.
SINCE I'm not generally one for New Year resolutions, I feel a little sheepish confessing that I've spent the first week of January with a hi-tech doohickey strapped to my wrist.
I think it's on your side of the medicine cabinet right near that battery-operated doohickey you have for trimming the hairs in your nose," she said, fortunately not taking me up on my distinction between thingamabobs and thingamajigs.
We watched The Little Rascals on Channel 4 with Monty DuPuy, the weatherman, and his sidekick, Doohickey.
Q: I found an old pressing iron with an unusual doohickey on the top.
I could have varifocals, bifocals, different lenses in each eye, lenses that have some sort of different rim doohickey, or a lens affixed in one eye but, edgily, not the other, leaving both eyes (and who knew my eyes were so clever?
Using a little doohickey the size of a ticket stub, my mentor proceeded to extract the files from my old laptop and flip them into the new one.