or do-dad

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  1. a decorative embellishment; trinket; bauble: a dress covered with doodads.

  2. 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

Words Nearby doodad Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use doodad in a sentence

  • Watts brings welcome humor to the metaphor, as he mimes picking his way nervously through the clutter with a flashlight, recognizing unloved doodads and forgotten heirlooms.

  • You fool Irishman, go back down and try the thing; give the 'little doodad' a chance!

    The Hammer of Thor | Charles Willard Diffin
  • Got a little doodad out of his pocket; aneroid barometer, or something, he said it was.

    The Brain | Alexander Blade