Origin: 1800–10; < French, derivative, with -ment-ment, of accoucher to give birth, be delivered, assist in giving birth, Old French: to lie down, take to bed, equivalent to ac-ac- + coucher to put to bed; see couch
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.