Definition of thingamajig
: something that is hard to classify or whose name is unknown or forgotten
Examples of thingamajig in a Sentence
It's one of those thingamajigs that can give you driving directions.
reattach that thingamajig and the machine should work
Recent Examples of thingamajig from the Web
There was no tinkering with cars or thingamajigs in the garage because there was no car or garage.
Then there’s the Russia/White House/ Michael Flynn/James Comey thingamajig.
Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Surrogates) showcases some striking scenes of mayhem highlighted by a monstrous thingamajig that emerges from the rubble toward the end of the trailer.
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Origin and Etymology of thingamajig
alteration of earlier thingum, from thing
First Known Use: 1824See Words from the same year
THINGAMAJIG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thingamajig for English Language Learners
: something whose name you have forgotten or do not know
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