[ thing-uh-muh-jig ]
/ ˈθɪŋ ə məˌdʒɪg /
a gadget or other thing for which the speaker does not know or has forgotten the name.
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Origin of thingamajig
1870–75; thingum or thingummy + jig1, metrically patterned like gobbledygook, rigamarole; thingum perhaps orig. from the gradational compound thingum-thangum (based on thing1) with the same terminal syllable as in crinkum-crankum, harum-scarum, trinkum-trankum, the ultimately orig. of which is unclear
Words nearby thingamajig
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Example sentences from the Web for thingamajig
By Jove, Madge, I jolly well hoisted him with his own thingamajig!The Prodigal Father|J. Storer Clouston