doohickey


doo·hick·ey

noun \ˈdü-ˌhi-kē\

: an object or device whose name you do not know or have forgotten

plural doo·hickeys also doo·hickies

Full Definition of DOOHICKEY

:  doodad 2

Examples of DOOHICKEY

  1. <screw in the doohickey at the top of the lamp shade>

Origin of DOOHICKEY

probably from doodad + hickey
First Known Use: 1914

Rhymes with DOOHICKEY

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