noun, plural thingies.
Facetious. any small item whose name is unknown or forgotten.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of inanimate objects.

1885–90 for def 1; 1890–95 for def 2; thing1 + -y2, -y1 Unabridged
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And if you still don't feel comfortable, you can always hide between the
  mattress and the box thingy in your bed.
Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat.
Think of me as the little plastic thingy that holds the six-pack together.
Some orbital thingy going on, but that has nothing to do with global warming.
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