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  • thingamabob — or thingumabob [thiŋ′gum΄ē, thiŋ′əm ēthiŋ′ə mə bäb΄] n. [see THINGAMAJIG] Informal THINGAMAJIG: also thingumbob [thiŋ′əm bäb΄] or thingummy [thiŋ′gum΄ē, thiŋ′əm ē] …   English World dictionary

  • thingamabob — 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

  • thingamabob — noun Date: 1750 thingamajig …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thingamabob — /thing euh meuh bob /, n. Informal. thingamajig. Also, thingumabob, thingumbob /thing euhm bob /. [1835 45; see THINGAMAJIG, BOB2] * * * …   Universalium

  • thingamabob —  , thingamajig …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • thingamabob — n An object for which a name is unavailable. What was thatthingamabob he was holding? 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • thingamabob — n. ¨what´s it¨, some object, something whose name is forgotten …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thingamabob — [ θɪŋəməbɒb] (also thingumabob, thingamajig, or thingumajig θɪŋəmədʒɪg) noun another term for thingummy …   English new terms dictionary

  • thingamabob — thing·a·ma·bob …   English syllables

  • thingamabob — thing•a•ma•bob [[t]ˈθɪŋ ə məˌbɒb[/t]] n. cvb inf thingamajig …   From formal English to slang

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