gizmo

[ giz-moh ]
/ ˈgɪz moʊ /

noun, plural giz·mos.


Nearby words

  1. givenchy, hubert de,
  2. giver,
  3. givey,
  4. giza,
  5. gizeh,
  6. gizzard,
  7. gizzard shad,
  8. gj,
  9. gjallar-horn,
  10. gjellerup

gismo

or giz·mo

[ giz-moh ]
/ ˈgɪz moʊ /

noun, plural gis·mos. Informal.

a gadget or device: What is this gismo supposed to do?

Origin of gismo

First recorded in 1940–45; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for gizmo

gizmo

gismo

/ (ˈɡɪzməʊ) /

noun plural -mos

slang a device; gadget

Word Origin for gizmo

C20: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for gizmo

gizmo

n.

1942, "Marine and Navy usage for any old thing you can't put a name to" ["Life" magazine, July 30, 1945], of unknown origin, perhaps a made-up word.

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