Gadget definition

găjĭt
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A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
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Any small, esp. mechanical contrivance or device.
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(1) Pronounced "gah-jit," slang for any hardware device, typically small. Synonymous with "gizmo." Smartphones, tablets and portable game and music players are sometimes placed in the gadget category. See fondleslab.
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The definition of a gadget is a small, unique-use mechanical or electronic device.

An example of a gadget is a lime squeezer.

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Any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.

He bought a neat new gadget for shredding potatoes.

That's quite a lot of gadgets you have collected. Do you use any of them?

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Any interesting but relatively useless or unnecessary object.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gadget
Plural:
gadgets

Origin of gadget

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown. First used in print by Robert Brown in 1886 (see quote in definition section). Might come from French gâchette or gagée.

    From Wiktionary