[ doo-dad ]
/ ˈduˌdæd /
a decorative embellishment; trinket; bauble: a dress covered with doodads.
a gadget; device: a kitchen full of the latest doodads.
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Origin of doodad
First recorded in 1900–05; gradational compound based on dial. dad piece, flake
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