thingy

[ thing-ee ]
/ ˈθɪŋ i /
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noun, plural thing·ies.

Facetious. any small item whose name is unknown or forgotten.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of inanimate objects.

Nearby words

  1. thingamajig,
  2. thingness,
  3. things are looking up,
  4. thingstead,
  5. thingumabob,
  6. think,
  7. think a lot of,
  8. think aloud,
  9. think back,
  10. think better of

Origin of thingy

1885–90 for def 1; 1890–95 for def 2; thing1 + -y2, -y1

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