contraptious

contraption

[kuhn-trap-shuhn]
noun Informal.
a mechanical contrivance; gadget; device.

Origin:
1815–25; perhaps contr(ivance) + (ad)aption, variant of adaptation

contraptious, adjective
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contraption (kənˈtræpʃən)
 
n
informal, facetious, derogatory often, or a device or contrivance, esp one considered strange, unnecessarily intricate, or improvised
 
[C19: perhaps from con(trivance) + trap1 + (inven)tion]

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contraption
1825, western England dialect, origin obscure, perhaps from con(trive) + trap, or deception.
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