abba-dabba

[ ab-uh-dab-uh ]
/ ˌæb əˈdæb ə /

noun Slang.

a person or thing of little importance.

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Origin of abba-dabba

perhaps taken from the nonsensical refrain of a popular song “Aba Daba Honeymoon” (1904)

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