: something that is hard to classify or whose name is unknown or forgotten : thing, thingamajig
During the session in May 1996, the geophysicist's instruments became the "yellow thingy" and the "red thingy," and the … dog became the "brown furry thing."—M. Lee Goff "I need a socket thingie," announces a very focused 13-year-old girl. Like a seasoned mechanic, 14-year-old Sophia Rogstad plucks a ratchet off the tool wall and passes it to her classmate.—Lisa Wogan … one of those hash brown thingies that looked like a baked buffalo tongue.—Stephen King "Does he seem right to you?" Carl said. "Because to me he looks unhinged. And this business about the garage-door thingy? How does that make any sense?"—Richard Russo
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