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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