Widget - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪdʒɪt|  American pronunciation of the word widget
Brit.  |ˈwɪdʒɪt|  British pronunciation of the word widget

noun

- something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known (syn: doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick, gismo, gizmo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingmabob, thingmajig, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis)
- a device or control that is very useful for a particular job (syn: appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo, gizmo)

Examples

Company A produces 6000 widgets a month at a unit price of $0.33.

...manufacturers of all kinds of widgets for the do-it-yourselfer...

What is the widget called?

I guess it's not just a useless "widget" after all.

Let's assume the company makes ten pence profit on every widget they sell.

Word forms

noun
singular: widget
plural: widgets
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