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whangdoodle

[hwang-dood-l, wang-] /ˈʰwæŋˌdud l, ˈwæŋ-/
noun, Slang.
1.
a fanciful creature of undefined nature.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; nonsense formation; see whang2, doodle
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n.

1858, fanciful formation.

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whangdoodle

noun

An unspecified or unspecifiable object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name; gizmo, thingamajig: Push in this dingus, step on this wingdoodle

[1931+; fr mid-1800s sense, ''a mythical beast of strange but indefinite traits'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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