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thingamajig

Some tool, gadget, or other such implement the proper name for which is unknown or unremembered. A: "What is that thingamajig over there?" B: "That's a power coupler. Don't touch it." It looks like the signal is controlled by this joystick-looking thingamajig.

thingy

slang Some tool, gadget, or other such implement the proper name for which is unknown or unremembered. A: "What is that thingy over there?" B: "That's a power coupler. Don't touch it." It looks like the signal is controlled by this joystick-looking thingy.

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?

thingy

verb
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