whangdoodle


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whangdoodle

1. Any imaginary and unspecified fantasy creature, used especially in stories, fairytales, and folklore aimed at children. My grandmother always used to warn us not to venture out into the woods, lest we be eaten by the vicious whangdoodle! My favorite story is about the Whangdoodle, a magical creature with the head of a moose, the body of a bear, and the legs of a giraffe!
2. Any unidentified, unknown, or unspecified gadget or thing. And what do you do with this whangdoodle here? He's always got some fancy whangdoodle that does all that stuff automatically.
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whang(y)doodle

(ˈʍæŋ(i)ˈdudlæ)
1. n. a gadget. Toss me one of the little whangdoodles, would ya?
2. n. nonsense. Now that’s enough of your whangdoodle.

whangdoodle

verb
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