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giz·mo

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.]
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gizmo

(ˈɡɪzməʊ) or

gismo

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

or giz•mo

(ˈgɪz moʊ)

n., pl. -mos. Informal.
a gadget or device.
[1940–45; orig. uncertain]
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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
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gizmo

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

gizmo

[ˈgɪzməʊ] Nartilugio m, chisme m, coso m (LAm)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

gizmo

[ˈgɪzməʊ] ntruc m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gizmo

n (inf)Ding nt (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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