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Noun: gizmo  giz-mow
  1. Something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
    "there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use";
    - doodad [N. Amer], doohickey [N. Amer], dojigger [N. Amer], gimmick, gismo, gubbins [Brit], thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatsis, widget, doodah [Brit], doobry [Brit], doobrie [Brit], thingy, doofer [Brit], doover [Austral], dingus [N. Amer], thingo [Austral], whatsit
     
  2. A device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    - appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo, widget

Derived forms: gizmos

Type of: device, stuff

Encyclopedia: Gizmo