Gizmo definition

gĭzmō
(slang) Any gadget or contrivance.
noun
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Slang for any hardware device. See gadget and Gizmodo.
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A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
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The definition of gizmo is slang for a gadget, especially an unnecessary one or one whose user can't remember its name.

An overly fancy corkscrew opener that does way more than you would ever need it to do is an example of a gizmo.

noun
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A nonsensical placeholder name for something, generally a device, that one does not know the proper term for; gadget; whatchamacallit; thingamajig.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gizmo
Plural:
gizmos

Origin of gizmo

  • Origin unknown

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

  • Unknown

    From Wiktionary