n. (see DOOHICKEY) [Informal] 1. a trinket;
bauble; 2s any small object or device whose name is not known or is
Actually, I was looking for doo-dah, which wasn't in there at all. But it turns out that doodad was the word I was looking for anyway. I wanted to explain that, the reason I haven't posted in a few days, is that I was busy making and learning the finer technical points of using, you guessed it, doodads.
Here's one -- a doodad that took me a whole day to make, though it would have taken a skilled person about 30 minutes.
Oh, well. At least I learned that "doodad" has the synonym "doohickey."