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doodah

/ˈduːdɑː/
noun (informal)
1.
an unnamed thing, esp an object the name of which is unknown or forgotten
2.
all of a doodah, excited; agitated
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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  • He won't have been invited to stay the night—a house guest would set poor Madam Jenks all of a doodah.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
Word Origin and History for doodah
n.

"excitement," 1915, from refrain of the minstrel song "Camptown Races."

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all of a doodah

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