Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I remember the days when every week would see the announcement of some new "rich media" downloadable thingumabob for Netscape, complete with its own file format and brand new entry to a standards body.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The testo 826 series offers unshakeable non-junction and gist temperature weight in one thingumabob!

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  • We're not quite sure what we're calling the ongoing thingumabob - my favourite is Red Cordial Camp - but plans for the sequel to the Melbourne Long Tail Camp are very close to being finalised.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Why: Because we think that despite all the bullshit, there is something worth building on in this Web 2.0 thingumabob.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Well, it must be whatshisname ... so-and-so ... thingumabob ...

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  • I only heard a thingumabob and saw a what-you-may-call-it, I suppose? "

    The Man from the Clouds

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  • JM offers the warning - beware of oojahs, thingumabobs, doohickies and whatchamacallits as objects without proper names are never to be trusted.

    February 1, 2009