Gimmick meaning

gĭmĭk
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The definition of a gimmick is something that tricks, deceives or confuses.

An example of a gimmick is a product that works well on television but falls apart in real life.

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A small object whose name does not come readily to mind.
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A clever ploy or strategy.

The contest was a gimmick to get people to sign up for their mailing list.

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To rig or set up with a trick or device.

The magician's box was gimmicked with a wire that made it appear to open on its own.

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To add gimmicks to; clutter with gadgets or attention-getting details. Often used with up.
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To change or affect by means of a gimmick.
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To use gimmicks in or add gimmicks to.
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A trick or device used to reach some end.

The box had a gimmick to make the coin appear to vanish.

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Origin of gimmick

  • Origin unknown

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

  • Unknown.

    From Wiktionary