adjective \ˈthiŋē\

Definition of thingy

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of things :  real, material

  2. 2 :  concerned with or devoted to real things or practical matters

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Origin and Etymology of thingy

thing + -y

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to criticize severely

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