Definition of doohickey
: doodad 2
Examples of doohickey in a Sentence
screw in the doohickey at the top of the lamp shade
Recent Examples of doohickey from the Web
Levi’s claims to have the answer with its new Dockers Mobile Pants, which have special deep, wide pockets for electronic doohickeys.
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Origin and Etymology of doohickey
probably from doodad + hickey
First Known Use: 1914See Words from the same year
DOOHICKEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doohickey for English Language Learners
: an object or device whose name you do not know or have forgotten
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