Definitions

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  • n. something one does not remember the name of

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as thingumbob.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

Etymologies

thingum +‎ -y. Compare thingamabob and thingamajig. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It seemed to roe that there was a sort of something in her voice, a kind of thingummy, you know.

    My Man Jeeves

  • I knew about the indirect costs thingummy, but thanks for the other info anyhow

    Bankers' bonuses: Blind eye to blind rage | Editorial

  • Nobody looks across the border of their country and says, What a lovely thingummy they have over there in that other country.

    mrissa: Books read, late June

  • What id this facial of oddness that I dreamer when it tilts itself backbencher and curlews with a covering of vintage like tasters and gets to making an expulsion as it lives its true lifeguard in the landfall, a different and frighting thingummy of the landfall?

    Parajanov Contra Zizek (oder selbst proclaimed Brechtian Beast Z vs aSublime moving picture for magnitude of efficacy.)

  • We have presumptuously misjudged the colonials once again and I blame the old ‘separated-by-a-common-tongue’ thingummy-jig.

    American Idols

  • Come see me at the children's book breakfast, the auction, the Balzer + Bray launch, the Macmillan desserts thingummy, the Common Ground party...

    E. Lockhart's Blog:

  • It was brutally interrupted when a water thingummy broke in the next room the bathroom, not the bedroom - I would be in a state if it were the unplumbed bedroom and life started flooding.

    Even in a little thing

  • But recently she woke up early from her nap when I, tuckered from bathttub scrubbing (which, may I say, loving the magic eraser thingummy!), had sat down to watch What Not To Wear for a bit until she woke.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Oh, I love the Tea Cozy, and today Liz talks about and analyzes the whole Morning News Tournament of Books thingummy.

    E. Lockhart's Blog:

  • I'm sorry to hear you can't come because of date clashes - I'm still waiting for the invention of a Glorious Date Clash Disabling Device, a thingummy that will allow to shift dates individually - like recording a telly broadcast on the VCR to view it later.

    Textilforum Call for Papers

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  • "Pour Lord Thingummy a drink"

    -Lottie in Vile Bodies

    April 18, 2009