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deely-bobber

noun

a gadget that is hard to name or classify; thingamajib, thingamabob

Usage Note

slang; was proprietary name of building block toy

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Deely-bobber

"a headband with springs carrying ornaments," 1982 trademark name held by Ace Novelty Company. Earlier it had been a patent name for a type of building blocks, manufactured 1969-1973.

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