Generic name for any useless consumer gadget of the sort frequently sold on late-night infomercials. Commonly sold together with a tomato musher. Originally from the comic strip Bloom County. Opus was powerless to resist late-night TV hucksters and ended up with a living room full of turnip twaddlers.
"We'll sell you this amazing turnip twaddler for $29.95! But wait! There's more! We'll throw in this tomato musher ABSOLUTELY FREE! Now how much would you pay?"
by bikergeek November 05, 2012