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also gis·mo (gĭz′mō)
n. pl. giz·mos also gis·mos
A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.

[Origin unknown.]


(ˈɡɪzməʊ) or


n, pl -mos
slang a device; gadget
[C20: of unknown origin]


or giz•mo

(ˈgɪz moʊ)

n., pl. -mos. Informal.
a gadget or device.
[1940–45; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gizmo - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not knowngizmo - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known; "she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket"; "there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use"
stuff - miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff"
2.gizmo - a device or control that is very useful for a particular jobgizmo - a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
gadgetry - appliances collectively; "laborsaving gadgetry"
gimbal - an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
injector - a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)
mod con - modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house


also gismo
Slang. A small specialized mechanical device:
Informal: doodad, doohickey, widget.


[ˈgɪzməʊ] Nartilugio m, chisme m, coso m (LAm)


[ˈgɪzməʊ] ntruc m


n (inf)Ding nt (inf)
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