thingy

thingy
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 forms "thingamabob":
Word forms "thingamabob":
singular thingamajig plural thingamajigs
Word forms "thingamajig":
Word forms "thingamajig":
Word forms "thingamajig":
singular thingummy plural thingummies spoken
1) thingamabob or thingamajig or thingummy
[countable] used for referring to something when you do not know or cannot remember the name of it

Hand me one of those red thingies over there.

2) thingamabob or thingamajig or thingummy
British used for referring to someone whose name you do not know or cannot remember

Is thingummy coming this afternoon?


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