Definitions

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  • n. A realist; one who considers only things or objects.
  • n. A practical or matter-of-fact person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A realist; one who considers only things or objects; a practical or matter-of-fact person.

Etymologies

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From thing +‎ -er.

Examples

  • You may already be familiar with my purely academic penchant for hentai games, even alarmingly-themed ones -- believe it or not, although I've heard quite a bit about RapeLay (it's been an internet phenom since long before this Amazon thinger), I couldn't quite bring myself to play it.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I've received a few submissions for my crazy idea, and I also received a lot of ideas/suggestions from readers, so I thought I'd post a few more specific guidelines on the "SVGDL" thinger that I've been kicking around.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • All she has to do is put it under the photo thinger and then add a border... :p

    The Problem With Phone Orders

  • It annoys me that I can't respond to specific comments on this thinger.

    Swap-o-nanza

  • Nonetheless, I am bringing a big water toy gun thinger that will hose everyone involved, because that, my friends, is how I roll.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - My Trip: Day Four

  • I hope David Shuster asked something about the call-jamming thinger or “Forni-gate” for national broadcast, so we can watch him squirm.

    Firedoglake » Nedrenaline

  • I hated Chloe's 80s bubble jacket hideous thinger.

    One Bright Star (1B*) Reignited

  • I'm not following how this is making the game easier, even in that non-game-but-play thinger called Second Life.

    Hunt and Peck?

  • The latest City of Villains update was 2 GIGAbytes or something crazy so the update thinger told me.

    Shirky to TN Readers: Help Me Out?

  • The point is, you didn't think what you'd get out of it was the admission of one top game company executive that 1/3-2/3 of his employees come from the ranks of his own game erm I mean monetarizing socializing platform thinger, and another even tells us 9/10 of his full-time employers are gamers.

    Class Begins in...

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