thingamajig


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thing·a·ma·jig

also thing·um·a·jig  (thĭng′ə-mə-jĭg′)
n. Informal
Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.

[Alteration of obsolete thingum (from thing) + jig.]

thing•a•ma•jig

or thing•u•ma•jig

(ˈθɪŋ ə məˌdʒɪg)

n.
a thing for which the speaker does not know or has forgotten the name.
[1870–75; thingum or thingummy (based on thing1) + jig1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thingamajig - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not knownthingamajig - 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"
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This juvenile fantasy adventure set in the Victorian era, about the hunt for a magical thingamajig whose possessor "can own the world;' is competently mounted and cast, but doesn't cast as much of a spell as intended.
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Lady, let me appear thus every seventeen years, my gown palatial, my gossamer gown all red stays on succulent green, reclining on my tummy elbow-up my two gigantic red-ball eyes looking aslant at the irrelevant giant with her thingamajig that flashes with so much uncertainty, the glass bead of my eye finding her too big a cloud to bother with.
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It's not exactly a thingamabob," I said, "more of a thingamajig.
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