from The Century Dictionary.

  • Material; like a material object; objective; actual; real.
  • Materialistic; practical; given to thinginess; pragmatical: as, a thingy person or view.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall)


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  • I love this word.

    April 25, 2007

  • Interesting...I've always spelled it thingie. Guess it's the Wordie in me. ;-)

    April 25, 2007

  • I'm sure both spellings would be acceptable to most people, although ninjawords and both seem to favour "thingy".

    May 6, 2007

  • Thingy wins. End of discussion.

    May 7, 2007

  • Not on my list it doesn't!

    May 7, 2007

  • thing-y.

    April 14, 2008

  • Googlefights (and, of course, google) shows you the popularity of a word. Of course it doesn't necessarily mean the most popular is the right one... For example, collutorio (mouthwash) is among the most misspelled Italian words, with the meaningless rival colluttorio that WINS! O.M.G.

    April 14, 2008

  • I tried Sarah Palin fighting pitbull, a victory for the former by 16 million to 900 thousand.

    October 12, 2008