doodah

US and Canadian doodad (ˈduːdæd)

/ (ˈduːdɑː) /

noun informal

an unnamed thing, esp an object the name of which is unknown or forgotten
all of a doodah excited; agitated

Word Origin for doodah

C20: of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for doodah

  • He won't have been invited to stay the night—a house guest would set poor Madam Jenks all of a doodah.

    Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn

Word Origin and History for doodah

doodah


n.

"excitement," 1915, from refrain of the minstrel song "Camptown Races."

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