noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1658 archaic trinket, gimcrack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trangam — /trang geuhm/, n. Archaic. an odd gadget; gewgaw; trinket. [1650 60; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • trangam — tran·gam …   English syllables

  • trangam — ˈtraŋgəm noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown archaic : an odd device or puzzle : trinket, gimcrack …   Useful english dictionary

  • contraption — n Informal. contrivance, device, gadget, invention, creation, artifice, makeshift, hickey, widget; mechanism, apparatus, rig, gear, tackle, equipment, machine, appliance, Rube Goldberg, Archaic. trangam; All Inf. whachamacallit, thingumajig,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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