Definition of doodad
1 : an ornamental attachment or decoration
2 : an often small article whose common name is unknown or forgotten : gadget
Examples of doodad in a Sentence
where does this little doodad go?
has a habit of buying gadgets and doodads sold on television shopping channels
Recent Examples of doodad from the Web
This time she was picked up for allegedly stealing $86.22 worth of doodads from a department store in suburban Atlanta.
Now, the ADHD-curbing doodad has also hit the beauty sector.
Preparing food is still a pretty old-fashioned pastime, yet electronics stores can’t wait to inundate us with solar powered, USB-compatible, smartphone-accommodating doodads.
Bug travels back in time to World War II to steal some magical doodad and teams up with the original Sandman and his kid partner, Sandy; the original Blue Beetle; the WWII comic heroes Gunner and Sarge and Capt.
Last but not least are the scads of scientific gadgets, doodads, and data that scientists use to measure, study, and standardize our natural and manufactured world.
Fidget cubes and spinners offer a recent example, doodads that offer mechanical intrigue that might, some users hope, distract them from the draw of the smartphone.
Others have celebrated the tool as a salve for smartphone addiction—a doodad to keep the fingers busy so that they aren’t tempted to reach for that whimpering glass rectangle.
Sephora, which is owned by the French luxury conglomerate LVMH and has more than 2,300 locations in 33 countries, offers digitally savvy customers enough technological doodads and computer displays to make a Silicon Valley engineer blush.
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Origin and Etymology of doodad
First Known Use: 1888See Words from the same year
DOODAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doodad for English Language Learners
: a usually small object that is used as a decoration
: a small useful device
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