thingamajig

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noun thing·am·a·jig \ˈthiŋ-ə-mə-ˌjig\
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thingumajig

Definition of thingamajig

  1. :  something that is hard to classify or whose name is unknown or forgotten

Examples of thingamajig in a sentence

  1. It's one of those thingamajigs that can give you driving directions.

  2. <reattach that thingamajig and the machine should work>

Origin and Etymology of thingamajig

alteration of earlier thingum, from thing


First Known Use: 1824


THINGAMAJIG Defined for English Language Learners

thingamajig

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noun thing·am·a·jig \ˈthiŋ-ə-mə-ˌjig\

Definition of thingamajig for English Language Learners

  • : something whose name you have forgotten or do not know



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