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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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The circular saw shelf ($15), cordless drill holder ($5), wire basket ($5), bins ($1 each) and other doodads can help organize hard-to-hang tools.
It was an uncomfortable experience, sitting in that audience and learning at what cost I enjoy my smartphone, my MacBook Air, and all my other electronic doodads. Indeed, Daisey makes the point that this is not an Apple problem; virtually all electronic devices are manufactured in Shenzhen, or places very much like it, under very similar working conditions.
The petite frame of 12 year old David Fredy Paul doesn't allow him to carry his doodads, books and dictionary
Your boat can have all the fancy performance-improving doodads you can think of, but nothing boosts propulsion like an accurate propeller.
Jammed in tight were the accoutrements of this two-year-old - appliances, contraptions, doodads, doohickeys, paraphernalia and colourful provisions, to set up and supply her with the essential tackle, thingamajigs, and whatchamacallits that her little heart is fixed upon.
Gadget manufacturers will try a rabbit trick with tablets this year, too, hoping that the doodads they hyped a year agowill actually take off in 2011.
Pick up a souvenir: Don't blink or you'll miss the tiny Last Straw gift store (4540 Irving St.; 415/566-4692), with handmade jewelry, felted hats, and other trinkets and doodads.
Sigman portrays the hallowed lady, festooned in flourescent orange and hot pink and--look closely now--recycled plastic doodads, found or donated.
Whoever tries to tell you a horse doesn't have those qualities tell that individual to flake off." Everything I Know About Life I Learned From My Horse is memorable book for its equine and human characters: a wandering social butterfly of a horse who thinks he is a king; a ranch owner's wife who collects "flamingo art flamingo ceramics and flamingo doodads" and a narrator who is consistently above-board with what's on her mind.
And good news for retailers, one fifth of these gardeners will be first-timers who are going to need to stock up on all of the necessities, gadgets and other doodads. They are also going to need your guidance, so offering expert advice to these novice gardeners will keep them coming back to your store for new products and helpful tips.
But I'm left with the uncomfortable feeling that these cheap plastic doodads are both promoting a silly consumerism and devaluing craftsmanship without facilitating individual creativity.
The base model Mazda6Aunicely equipped with lots of power doodads and standard stability controlAuis priced at $19,220.
As you come across funny doodads similar to the ones you see below, save them in your keepers file so that you can pull them out whenever you need them.
The most expensive doodads so far include a Madoff flashlight that sold for 387 dollars, and a fleece sweater that went for 455 dollars.