- nBritish1.an unspecified thing, thingummy, or a person whose name is forgotten or unknown. This invented word has existed at least since the 1950s.2.an amphetamine tablet or other pill. This is probably a narrowing of the pre-ceding sense and was popular among the mods of the 1960s, although the plu-ral doobs was the more common alterna-tive. 'Doobry', in this drug-related sense, has also been derived from 'double-blues', a particular type of pep pill.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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doobry — noun Something not named; a thingy or whatsit … Wiktionary
doobry — • a nonsensical word used when you forget the name of something, like a thingy … Londonisms dictionary
doobry — [ du:bri] (also doobrey or doobrie) noun (plural doobries or doobreys du:brɪz) Brit. informal another term for doodah. Origin 1950s: of unknown origin … English new terms dictionary
doob — n 1. British an amphetamine pill. The singular form of the more common doobs. 2. the penis. This rare usage is either an invention or a shortening of doobry … Contemporary slang