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or thing·u·ma·bob  (thĭng′ə-mə-bŏb′) also thing·um·bob (thĭng′əm-bŏb′)
n. Informal
A thingamajig.

[Alteration of thingumbob : obsolete thingum (from thing) + bob.]


(ˈθɪŋəməˌbɒb) or


informal a person or thing the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked. Also: thingamajig, thingamyjig or thingamy
[C18: from thing1, with humorous suffix]


or thing•u•ma•jig

(ˈθɪŋ ə məˌdʒɪg)

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.thingamabob - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not knownthingamabob - 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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In addition, over the past five years, CNA has supported summer manufacturing camps for Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs (NBT), FMA's educational foundation.
I have collected Depression Era kitchen glassware along with gadgets, gizmos and thingamajigs for many years.
A little boy and girl were playing with Tinker Toy-like thingamajigs, the embodiment of innocence.
I think it's on your side of the medicine cabinet right near that battery-operated doohickey you have for trimming the hairs in your nose," she said, fortunately not taking me up on my distinction between thingamabobs and thingamajigs.
Best Before: 1900 Deliciate To take one's pleasure, enjoy oneself, revel, luxuriate Brabble TO quarrel about trifles; especially to quarrel noisily, brawl, squabble Kench To laugh loudly bever A snACk between meals, such as those potato-based thingamajigs you usually get in a packet.
Permit me to recall an old life insurance teacher who, when confronted by his class of eager young practitioners endlessly querying him about cash values, interest rates and whole life versus term issues, finally ended the free-for-all with this unassailable truth: "Folks, it may seem unbelievable to you, but at the time of a man's death, no widow or child will care about all your geegaws and thingamajigs.
You also probably know by now that Ratzenberger is a strong advocate for the skilled trades and the pursuance of "hands-on" vocational training through his role as founder and spokesperson for the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) Foundation, which he established with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association.
Jammed in tight were the accoutrements of this two-year-old - appliances, contraptions, doodads, doohickeys, paraphernalia and colourful provisions, to set up and supply her with the essential tackle, thingamajigs, and whatchamacallits that her little heart is fixed upon.
Getting your mitts on those flimsy thingamajigs with the pre-cut slats and the t-shirt shaped team tabs in club colours was one of the highlights of the season.
The real annoyance came when we were propositioned by three (four, if you count the chicho that followed a few tables behind the little boy) separate beggars--a girl who became very angry and started cussing out the manager when he tried to shoo her away, a young gypsy boy and his not-physically handicapped chicho and then a deaf girl trying to sell little thingamajigs.
The Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation--NBTF--founded by actor John Ratzenberger, host of the cable television show "John Ratzenberger's Made in America," that spotlights U.