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Noun: widget  wi-jit
  1. Something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
    "she eased the ball-shaped widget back into its socket";
    - doodad [N. Amer], doohickey [N. Amer], dojigger [N. Amer], gimmick, gizmo, gismo, gubbins [Brit], thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatsis, 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, gizmo, gismo

Derived forms: widgets

Type of: device, stuff

Encyclopedia: Widget