from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any object whose name one does not know or cannot remember.

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


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  • The thingumajig that is supposed to turn it off has got broken or something and it keeps pumping water all over where I don't want it to.

    The Wrong Woman

  • She had been built for canvas and oil-lamps, and this new thingumajig that kept her nose snoring at eight knots when normally she was able to boil along at ten, and these unblinking things they called lamps (that neither smoked nor smelled), irked and threatened to ruin her temper.

    The Ragged Edge

  • A reader called Sonia, who clearly reads too many fashion articles, wanted to know if anyone really knows what wassername will be wearing when she marries thingumajig.

    The Guardian World News

  • Nokia's Ovi thingumajig, it's failed to make much of an impression due to its lack of features compared to other social networks, and its inability to share data outside of its own walled garden.

    Crave at CNET UK

  • I take it, Bunter, that terrible row means you have in your inimitable way successfully fixed the doings of the thingumajig?

    The Register

  • I'm a press officer, but I've only been doing the job for a week, so any super-confident account of what it's like standing athwart the 21st century 24 / 7 information super-thingumajig would be pure bluff and bluster.

    Greenpeace UK - Comments


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