thingumabob

thingamabob

[thing-uh-muh-bob]
noun Informal.
Also, thingumabob, thingumbob [thing-uhm-bob] .


Origin:
1835–45; see thingamajig, bob2

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thingumabob or thingamabob (ˈθɪŋəməˌbɒb)
 
n
informal thingumajig, thingamajig, Also: thingummy a person or thing the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked
 
[C18: from thing1, with humorous suffix]
 
thingamabob or thingamabob (ˈθɪŋəməˌbɒb, ˈθɪŋəməˌdʒɪɡ, ˈθɪŋəmɪ)
 
n
 
[C18: from thing1, with humorous suffix]

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