One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to refer to something that the speaker cannot name precisely.‘you know, the little plastic doobry that covers the connector’
- ‘I'm not altogether sure what happened to these pellets - I assume they got shipped out elsewhere and turned in to all manner of plastic thingamabobs, doobries and wotsits - but that didn't really matter.’
- ‘Secondly, it is dependent on the success of its software partners in porting the necessary doobries to its platform.’
- ‘Something I neglected to mention: Before coming out here, I created two wealth-attractor doobries.’
1950s: of unknown origin.
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