- A device, especially one whose name is unknown or forgotten: Twist that dealie to the right to open the panel.
- An arrangement or provision by which something is undertaken: We signed up for one of those dealies where all the ingredients needed to make meals for a week are delivered to our doorstep.
Origin of dealiedeal 1 -ie
- (informal) A thing, especially one seen as complex or having much associated with it.
Sometimes used as a placeholder for an object whose name does not immediately spring to mind, as, Hand me that little plastic dealie.
More often used with a noun in attribution, as, How do I set up this blog dealie?
Diminutive of deal.