Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A thingumbob.

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  • noun Something that one does not know the name of.

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  • noun something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

Etymologies

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

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

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  • doohickey

    July 25, 2007

  • Also a component in the Mousetrap board game.

    May 31, 2008