thingumbob

noun
thing·​um·​bob
variants: or thingumabob \ ˈthiŋəm(ə)ˌbäb \
plural -s

Definition of thingumbob

: something whose specific name or designation has been forgotten or is not known mysterious electrical thingumbobs that go off with a bangLiterary Review

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First Known Use of thingumbob

1751, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thingumbob

irregular from thingum

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“Thingumbob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thingumbob. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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