Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 3/17/14 Thingamajig

Thingamajig (noun)
thing·a·ma·jig [thing-uh-muh-jig]

noun Informal
a gadget or other thing for which the speaker does not know or has forgotten the name.

Also, thing·u·ma·jig.

Origin: 1870–75; thingum or thingummy + jig , metrically patterned like gobbledygook , rigamarole; thingum perhaps orig. from the gradational compound thingum-thangum (based on thing ) with the same terminal syllable as in crinkum-crankum , harum-scarum, trinkum-trankum, the ultimately orig. of which is unclear

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