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doodah

Line breaks: doo¦dah
Pronunciation: /ˈduːdɑː
 
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Definition of doodah in English:

noun

British informal
Used to refer to something that the speaker cannot name precisely: from the poshest potpourri to the humblest dangly doodah
More example sentences
  • As the workshop of the world we made everything from gizmos to doodahs, then sent them to each wrinkle on the face of the Earth.
  • All of the ideas and all of the amends are delegated down from the project managers and the conceptual people to the people who actually produce the final work who are also the people who actually understand what widgets and doodahs are for.
  • See, once again one of my posts on this site presages a new trend at the cutting-edge of the doodah thingummybob.

Origin

early 20th century (in the phrase all of a doodah): perhaps from the refrain of the song Camptown Races.

Phrases

all of a doodah

1
Very agitated: they’ll be all of a doodah because of the bombs

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