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

Word History


irregular from thingum

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thingumbob was in 1751

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“Thingumbob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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