thingamajig


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thingamajig

and thingy (ˈθɪŋəmədʒɪg and ˈθɪŋi)
n. a gadget for which the proper name has been forgotten or is unknown. Hand me that thingamajig with the copper base, will you?
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Yes, it's that funny thingamajig up in the Rockies in Colorado called The International that comes up most years as a warm-up for the final Major, the USPGA Championship.
More than half our survey group had bought an electric kitchen thingamajig sometime in the past year.
Homer's use of the -ma- infix may also be related to the -ma- in whatchamacallit, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingumajog, and gigamaree.
And while it may have looked like a Rube Goldberg thingamajig, it launched an arrow like a barnfire in a windstorm.
After futzing with the ballot in the box doohickey, I took the puncher thingamajig and .
As she was knee-deep in a gaggle of nieces and nephews, she changed the swear word to chimichanga - the Spanish equivalent of thingamajig.
com were springing up on the Web; they offered faster and handier ways of posting and looking for anything you wanted--jobs, cars, apartments, houses, land in Florida, saxophones and every thingamajig in grandmother's trunk.
You might market a gadget, manufacture a gizmo, or supervise the thingamajig operation.
Like everyone who has ever taken home a tossed-out but perfectly serviceable widget or thingamajig, or has ever saved rubber bands, plastic bags, or paperclips, I was practicing reuse.
The man being interviewed said that if an astronaut who is unscrewing some little thingamajig outside the space capsule happens to drop his glove, the glove doesn't drop.
Interpreted, this means, "Why don't you shove the thingamajig into Park, shut off the engine, unbuckle, and go in to check?
For example, report that "It's the brass piece located in the filling station to the right hand of the exit tray,' and not "The thingamajig on the front of the machine is going crazy.
With Narelle's recent passing, we dedicate this issue to her, reflected through Karen Argus's cover design that places Narelle's Very Blue Thingamajig into a world of wonder.
FIVE weeks of thingamajig "mugged me off" and "who pied who?
But consider that Golden Rule thingamajig - would you want someone destroying your property - and dare to end a tradition that's teetering on disaster.