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gilguy

[gil-gahy] /ˈgɪlˌgaɪ/
noun
1.
Nautical. a rope used as a temporary guy.
2.
any device or object not specifically named; gadget.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; origin uncertain
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gilguy

noun

thingamajig

[1886+ Nautical; origin uncertain; used in the mid-19th century to designate a guy rope or wire supporting a boom, and often applied to an inefficient guy]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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