Something that one does not know the name of.

He used this, this... this thingamajig you saw him with the other day to fix the problem.

Wikipedia foundation.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • thingamajig — also thingumajig, 1824, see THING (Cf. thing) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thingamajig — or thingumajig [thiŋ′ə məjig΄] n. [extension of older thingum,THING1] Informal any device, contrivance, gadget, etc.: jocular substitute for a name not known or temporarily forgotten …   English World dictionary

  • thingamajig — thingy UK [ˈθɪŋɪ] / US or thingamabob UK [ˈθɪŋəmɪˌbɒb] / US [ˈθɪŋəməˌbɑb] or thingamajig UK [ˈθɪŋəmɪˌdʒɪɡ] / US [ˈθɪŋəməˌdʒɪɡ] or thingummy UK [ˈθɪŋəmɪ] / US noun Word forms thingy : singular thingy plural thingies Word forms thingamabob : Word… …   English dictionary

  • thingamajig — thing|a|ma|jig [ˈθıŋəmıdʒıg] n also thing|a|ma bob [ˈθıŋəmıbɔb US ba:b]thing|y [ˈθıŋi] spoken [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: thingum thingamajig (17 19 centuries), from thing] 1.) used when you cannot remember or do not know the name of the thing you… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thingamajig — A term that can be applied to something you ve forgotten...also a candy bar in the US, I think... Pass me that, um, you know, that thingamajig over there...the grey one …   Dictionary of american slang

  • thingamajig — also, thingy noun (C) spoken used when you cannot remember or do not know the name of the person or thing you want to mention: Have you got the thingamajig for opening the wine? | Is thingy coming tonight, you know, that bloke with …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thingamajig — AND thingy [“0irj3mad3ig AND “Girji] n. a gadget for which the proper name has been forgotten or is unknown. □ Hand me that thingamajig with the copper base, will you? □ What’re ya supposed to do with this thingy? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • thingamajig — or thingumajig noun Etymology: alteration of earlier thingum, from thing Date: 1828 something that is hard to classify or whose name is unknown or forgotten …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thingamajig — /thing euh meuh jig /, n. Informal. a gadget or other thing for which the speaker does not know or has forgotten the name. Also, thingumajig. [1870 75; thingum or thingummy + JIG1, metrically patterned like GOBBLEDYGOOK, RIGAMAROLE; thingum perh …   Universalium

  • thingamajig — Canadian Slang The word you use as a substitute for the name of something you have forgotten or don t know …   English dialects glossary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.