A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
Any small, esp. mechanical contrivance or device.
Any interesting but relatively useless or unnecessary object.
(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.
The definition of a gadget is a small, unique-use mechanical or electronic device.
An example of a gadget is a lime squeezer.
Origin of gadget
Unknown. First used in print by Robert Brown in 1886 (see quote in definition section). Might come from French gâchette or gagée.