from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of gizmo.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of gizmo.

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

  • n. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
  • n. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Your warrantee will expire and your gismo is already outdated before they finish running your credit card.

    What does one wear to a singularity?

  • Apple fanboys suggest the gismo could be a large-screen iPod touch or a Newton-style tablet that runs about $600-$700.

    Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal

  • Among them is the case of Ted Serios, a former Chicago bellboy who became a hit as a cultural oddity in the 1960s with his seeming ability to produce images on Polaroid film by using a rolled up piece of cardboard he called a "gismo" to channel psychic energy into the camera.

    A Psychic Detective of Another Sort

  • I line up landmarks from shore, but I love watching many of those that do use them spend all their time using whatever gismo they have and very little time fishing.

    Are Some Electronics Unfair to Fish?

  • It was really just out of curiousity to see how to upload things to YouTube, and also to test the capabilities of my video phone, which turned out to be woefully poor, and my new bluetooth gismo, which still works like a dream.

    The One With Baby's First Video

  • I bought a bluetooth gismo for my laptop so that I could bluetooth over all the photos from my mobile instead of having to pay WAP browsing charges to email them.

    The One After The Counselling Session

  • Silly old SSP went all frowy and started 'hmmm'ing when I told him I'd bought this gismo because he reckons they're hard to set up and complicated and unreliable.

    The One After The Counselling Session

  • You pull out the pressure cuff, pump the bubble thing, staring at the gismo that resembles your caller ID.

    Full Tilt Boogie

  • "You can still climb to the waterfalls with your Credence Clearwater tapes." or you could have CCR on an MP3, a very tiny gismo.

    Trip down Memory Lane

  • Somewhere, lurking in the back of my mind was just such a gismo that I though I had seen recently.

    Stephen Hawking: I Need a New Law of Physics


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