thingumabob

thingamabob

/ (ˈθɪŋəməˌbɒb) /

noun

informal a person or thing the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlookedAlso: thingumajig, thingamajig (ˈθɪŋəməˌdʒɪɡ), thingummy (ˈθɪŋəmɪ)

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Word Origin for thingumabob

C18: from thing 1, with humorous suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for thingumabob

  • It had just been a game they had played while looking for the thingumabob.

    Gargoyles|Ben Hecht