thingummy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: alteration of earlier thingum Date: 1796 thingamajig

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  • thingummy — (also thingamy) ► NOUN (pl. thingummies) informal ▪ a person or thing whose name one has forgotten, does not know, or does not wish to mention …   English terms dictionary

  • thingummy — thingy UK [ˈθɪŋɪ] / US or thingamabob UK [ˈθɪŋəmɪˌbɒb] / US [ˈθɪŋəməˌbɑb] or thingamajig UK [ˈθɪŋəmɪˌdʒɪɡ] / US [ˈθɪŋəməˌdʒɪɡ] or thingummy UK [ˈθɪŋəmɪ] / US noun Word forms thingy : singular thingy plural thingies Word forms thingamabob : Word… …   English dictionary

  • thingummy — [[t]θɪ̱ŋəmi[/t]] thingummies N COUNT You refer to something or someone as thingummy, thingummyjig or thingummybob when you do not know or cannot be bothered to use the proper word or name for them. [INFORMAL, SPOKEN] I once bought a thingummy out …   English dictionary

  • thingummy —    Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1785) described this term as ‘a vulgar address or nomination to any person whose name is unknowrn’. It is the word ‘thing’ with a meaningless suffix, though some early writers preferred to write ‘thing… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • thingummy — noun something one does not remember the name of Syn: thingy …   Wiktionary

  • thingummy — [ θɪŋəmi] (also thingamy) noun (plural thingummies) informal a person or thing whose name one has forgotten, does not know, or does not wish to mention. Origin C18: from thing + a meaningless suffix …   English new terms dictionary

  • thingummy — thing·um·my …   English syllables

  • thingummy — n. (pl. ies) (also thingamy, thingumabob, thingumajig) colloq. a person or thing whose name one has forgotten or does not know or does not wish to mention. Etymology: THING + meaningless suffix …   Useful english dictionary

  • thingummy(bob) —  Thing or person one cannot remember the name of …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Victoria Wood (1989 TV series) — Victoria Wood Victoria Wood with Patricia Hodge and Jim Broadbent in Staying In , 1989 Format Comedy Created by Victoria Wood …   Wikipedia

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