noun, plural gizmos. Unabridged
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gizmo or gismo (ˈɡɪzməʊ)
n , pl -mos
slang a device; gadget
[C20: of unknown origin]
gismo or gismo
[C20: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1942, originally U.S. Navy and Marine Corps slang, of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
In the photograph, he's proudly showing his father some sort of gizmo that had
  to do with the airplanes he flew.
Gizmo users of the future will also look back in pity on what flows through
  those circuits.
At that price, this gizmo begins to make more economic sense.
The app can even be installed on a second gizmo, after the first one has gone
  astray, and used to locate it.
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