doohickey

doohickey

[doo-hik-ee]
noun, plural doohickeys. Informal.
a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; doo(dad) + hickey

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doohickey (ˈduːˌhɪkɪ)
 
n
informal (US), (Canadian) another name for doodah

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doohickey
a name for something one doesn't know the name of, 1914, Amer.Eng., arbitrary formation.
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