thing·​am·​a·​bob ˈthiŋ-ə-mə-ˌbäb How to pronounce thingamabob (audio)

Examples of thingamabob in a Sentence

a drawer for all the thingamabobs that have fallen or broken off various items around the house
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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thingamabob was in 1796

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“Thingamabob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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thing·​am·​a·​bob ˈthiŋ-ə-mə-ˌbäb How to pronounce thingamabob (audio)
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