doohickey

[ doo-hik-ee ]
/ ˈduˌhɪk i /

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noun, plural doo·hick·eys. Informal.

a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.

Origin of doohickey

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; doo(dad) + hickey
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British Dictionary definitions for doohickey

doohickey

/ (ˈduːˌhɪkɪ) /

noun

US and Canadian informal another name for doodah (def. 1)

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