What's the difference between i.e. and e.g.?
1858, fanciful formation.
An unspecified or unspecifiable object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name; gizmo, thingamajig: Push in this dingus, step on this wingdoodle
[1931+; fr mid-1800s sense, ''a mythical beast of strange but indefinite traits'']