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[thing-ee] /ˈθɪŋ i/
noun, plural thingies.
Facetious. any small item whose name is unknown or forgotten.
of, relating to, or characteristic of inanimate objects.
Origin of thingy
1885-90 for def 1; 1890-95 for def 2; thing1 + -y2, -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for thingy
  • And if you still don't feel comfortable, you can always hide between the mattress and the box thingy in your bed.
  • Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat.
  • Think of me as the little plastic thingy that holds the six-pack together.
  • Shown here, as you can see, the article refers to a picture of a big blue wormy-thingy floating in space.
  • Some orbital thingy going on, but that has nothing to do with global warming.
  • It certainly beat the other suggested solution of taking the tape adapter apart and removing some thingy inside.
Slang definitions & phrases for thingy

thing, a

noun phrase

An amorous couple: I just found out you and he are a thing (1943+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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