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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?

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?
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DOODAD has voluntarily dropped rates to 60c/MB (USD) in 28 European countries, in order to stay competitive, and to continue to offer customers an affordable way to stay connected while traveling.
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He brought other qualities to his posts, but it hasn't hurt to be master of the doodad.
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We carry lucky charms because we once caught a break while carrying some random doodad that had nothing to do with the luck itself.
The participant must not only be willing to wear this doodad, they must also remember to place it in a docking station at the end of the day for the codes to be extracted and sent to the computer.
They may have a fancy doodad or two that the PLGR or DAGR doesn't have, but they are not secure!
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In a business always driven by the latest doodad, the housewares folks have gone a long, long time without any new must-have small electric item.
The drive to support a price point may favor a kitschy external doodad instead of a well-designed sock liner, for example.