Gizmo - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɪzmoʊ|  American pronunciation of the word gizmo
Brit.  |ˈɡɪzməʊ|  British pronunciation of the word gizmo

noun

- something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known(syn: doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingmabob, thingmajig, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget)

there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use

- a device or control that is very useful for a particular job (syn: appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo, widget)

Examples

He broke the gizmo he uses to open and close his garage door.

...found all sorts of interesting woodworking gizmos in the garage...

The store is full of gizmos like pagers and cellular telephones.

there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use

Word forms

noun
singular: gizmo
plural: gizmos
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