Gizmo meaning

gĭz'mō
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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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.

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A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
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Any gadget or contrivance.
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Slang for any hardware device. See gadget and Gizmodo.
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Origin of gizmo

  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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    From Wiktionary