doo·dah || 'duːdɑː n. (Slang) gadget, accessory; bauble; anything whose name cannot be remembered or known

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  • doodah — excitement, 1915, from refrain of the minstrel song Camptown Races …   Etymology dictionary

  • Doodah — Doo Dah, Doo Dahs, Doodah or Doodahs can refer to: doodah, a placeholder name for an object the Doo Dah Parade the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band the repeated line ending of the lyrics of the song Camptown Races This disambiguation page lists articles… …   Wikipedia

  • doodah — UK [ˈduːdɑː] / US [ˈduˌdɑ] noun [countable] Word forms doodah : singular doodah plural doodahs British informal used for referring to something that you cannot remember the name of …   English dictionary

  • doodah — doo|dah [ˈdu:da:] n BrE doo|dad [ˈdu:dæd] AmE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Probably from the meaningless word dooda in the song Camptown Races] a small object whose name you have forgotten or do not know ▪ Where s the doodah to turn off the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • doodah — [[t]du͟ːdɑː[/t]] doodahs N COUNT You can refer to something, especially an electronic device, as a doodah when you do not know exactly what is called. [BRIT, INFORMAL] The car has all the latest electronic doodahs …   English dictionary

  • doodah — [ du:dα:] (N. Amer. doodad du:dad) noun informal an object that the speaker cannot name precisely. Phrases all of a doodah very agitated. Origin early 20th cent.: perh. from the refrain of the song Camptown Races …   English new terms dictionary

  • doodah — BrE doodad AmE noun (C) informal a small object whose name you have forgotten or do not know: Where s the control doodah for the TV? …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • doodah — n. 1 a fancy article; a trivial ornament. 2 a gadget or thingummy . Phrases and idioms: all of a doodah excited, dithering. Etymology: from the refrain of the song Camptown Races …   Useful english dictionary

  • doodah — noun A thing; especially an unspecified gadget, device, or part …   Wiktionary

  • doodah — doo|dah [ duda ] noun BRITISH a DOODAD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • doodah — n an unspecified thing, gadget, thin gummy. The British and Australian form of the American doodad …   Contemporary slang

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