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thingamabob

[thing-uh-muh-bob]
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noun Informal.
  1. thingamajig.
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Also thing·u·ma·bob, thing·um·bob [thing-uh m-bob] /ˈθɪŋ əmˌbɒb/

Origin of thingamabob

First recorded in 1835–45; see origin at thingamajig, bob2
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Related Words for thingamabob

engine, apparatus, automobile, tool, appliance, instrument, motor, vehicle, gadget, piece, gizmo, contraption, gear, material, mechanism, accessory, machine, equipment, widget, device

Examples from the Web for thingamabob

Historical Examples of thingamabob

  • All I know is, I dont want to have the thingamabob—puck—when hes bearing down on me.

    On Your Mark!

    Ralph Henry Barbour