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do-dad

[ doo-dad ]
/ ˈduˌdæd /

noun

doodad.

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Definition for do-dad (2 of 2)

doodad

or do-dad

[ doo-dad ]
/ ˈduˌdæd /

noun Informal.

a decorative embellishment; trinket; bauble: a dress covered with doodads.
a gadget; device: a kitchen full of the latest doodads.

Origin of doodad

First recorded in 1900–05; gradational compound based on dial. dad piece, flake
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for do-dad

doodad


n.

"unnamed thing," 1905, chiefly U.S., a made-up word (cf. doohickey).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper