thing·​um·​my ˈthiŋ-ə-mē How to pronounce thingummy (audio)
plural thingummies

Examples of thingummy in a Sentence

an antiques store filled with thingummies from the horse-and-buggy days

Word History


alteration of earlier thingum

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thingummy was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Thingummy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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