doodad

noun doo·dad \ ˈdü-ˌdad \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

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

  1. where does this little doodad go?

  2. has a habit of buying gadgets and doodads sold on television shopping channels

Recent Examples of doodad from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'doodad.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of doodad

origin unknown


DOODAD Defined for English Language Learners

doodad

noun

Definition of doodad for English Language Learners

  • : a usually small object that is used as a decoration

  • : a small useful device



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up doodad? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to remove or wipe out

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!