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Noun: gismo  giz-mow
  1. Something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
    "she eased the ball-shaped gismo back into its socket";
    - doodad [N. Amer], doohickey [N. Amer], dojigger [N. Amer], gimmick, gizmo, gubbins [Brit], thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatsis, widget, doodah [Brit], doobry [Brit], doobrie [Brit], thingy, thingo [Austral], doofer [Brit], doover [Austral], dingus [N. Amer], whatsit
  2. A device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    - appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, widget

Derived forms: gismos

Type of: device, stuff

Encyclopedia: Gismo