Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Wed Nov 5 13:02:06 UTC 2003

On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Michael Quinion wrote:

>subscriber asks about the meaning and origin of "dealybob". I assume
>from context that it's one of those hand-waving terms for something

I've never seen it spelled that way - here, it is one of those two-pronged
thingies that one wears on one's head - the thingies wave about. We had
them for the World's Fair (ca. 1981), and I see them at large parties.


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