doodads

doodad

[doo-dad]
noun Informal.
1.
a decorative embellishment; trinket; bauble: a dress covered with doodads.
2.
a gadget; device: a kitchen full of the latest doodads.
Also, do-dad.


Origin:
1900–05; gradational compound based on dial. dad piece, flake

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doodad
"unnamed thing," 1905, chiefly U.S., a made-up word; as is doohickey (1914).
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doodad definition

[ˈdudæd]
  1. 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?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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