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Noun: gizmo  giz-mow
Usage: informal
  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, informal], doohickey [N. Amer, informal], dojigger [N. Amer, informal], gismo [informal], gubbins [Brit, informal], thingamabob [informal], thingumabob [informal], thingmabob [informal], thingamajig [informal], thingumajig [informal], thingmajig [informal], thingummy [informal], whatchamacallit [informal], whatsis [informal], doodah [Brit, informal], doobrie [Brit, informal], doobry [Brit, informal], thingy [informal], doover [Austral, informal], dingus [N. Amer, informal], thingamy [informal], doofer [Brit, informal], thingo [Austral, informal], whatsit [informal]
  2. A device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    - appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo [informal], widget

Derived forms: gizmos

Type of: device, stuff

Encyclopedia: Gizmo