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doodad

A name for a gadget or thing whose actual name is unknown or has been forgotten. Where's that doodad? I need it to finish this repair. Hand me that doodad or whatever it's called, will you?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

doodad

(ˈdudæd)
n. a name for a gadget. I don’t know what they’re called. If they had names, they wouldn’t be doodads, now would they?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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