thingumbob

noun thing·um·bob \ˈthiŋəm(ə)ˌbäb\
variants: or

thingumabob

\ˈthiŋəm(ə)ˌbäb\

Definition of thingumbob

plural

-s

  1. :  something whose specific name or designation has been forgotten or is not known mysterious electrical thingumbobs that go off with a bang — Literary Review

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Origin and Etymology of thingumbob

irregular from thingum


First Known Use: 1751


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