gizmo

or gis·mo

[ giz-moh ]
/ ˈgɪz moʊ /

noun, plural giz·mos.Informal.

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

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Origin of gizmo

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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