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 Dictionary entry overview: What does doohickey mean? 

  The noun DOOHICKEY has 1 sense:

1. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

  Familiarity information: DOOHICKEY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1doohickey [BACK TO TOP]


Something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


doodad; whatsis; whatchamacallum; whatchamacallit; thingummy; thingumajig; thingumabob; thingmajig; thingmabob; thingamajig; thingamabob; gubbins; gizmo; gismo; doojigger; doohickey; widget; gimmick

Context examples:

she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket / there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use

Hypernyms ("doohickey" is a kind of...):

stuff (miscellaneous unspecified objects)

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