Thursday, March 13, 2014
Citations for thingamajig
“Why, a thingamajig. For dogs, you know.” Sally nodded. “Oh, a thingamajig for dogs? Now I understand.”
“You have to punch out the questions on that thingamajig, and the answers come out on tape from the whatchamacallits. You can't just talk to it.” A doubt crossed his fine face.
Origin of thingamajig
The origins of thingamajig are unknown, though it first appeared in English in the 1870s. It is an extended form of the word thing that likely came from an earlier form, thingum.