One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural doobreys, Plural doobriesBritish
Used to refer to something that the speaker cannot name precisely.‘you know, the little plastic doobry that covers the connector’
- ‘Something I neglected to mention: Before coming out here, I created two wealth-attractor doobries.’
- ‘Secondly, it is dependent on the success of its software partners in porting the necessary doobries to its platform.’
- ‘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.’
1950s: of unknown origin.
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