[ UK /θˈɪŋɡəmˌi/ ]
  1. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
    she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket
    there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use
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How To Use thingummy In A Sentence

  • We don't - it's all being done by some start-up venture thingummy company.
  • I must say, I mean, it sounded like er thingummyjig all over again without the politics.
  • And it has been accentuated by leaving the thingummybob, "he struggles slightly for a second," The South Bank Show. The Guardian World News
  • It has a standard screen at the top, keys at the bottom, with a joystick thingummy in the middle.
  • Oh, just a little ... what shall I say? ... a little touch of what-d'you-call-it and a bit of thingummy. Jill the Reckless
  • Now how’s that thingummyjig that your uncle gave you? Presumption of Death
  • Lost in Showbiz doffs its chapeau to Vogue for doing our job for us this week with its Tom Wolfe-esque feature about who the "party people" will vote for in that general election thingummybob. Life and style | guardian.co.uk
  • Whether it's here or whether it's there, they're doing some musical thingummyjig. Times, Sunday Times
  • Whether it’s here or whether it’s there, they’re doing some musical thingummyjig. RNB QuickLinks: Tap-dancing Islamists; Islamists against cucumbers; OT8 Scientologist on the radio, and more…
  • `You bribed Elvis to plant a thingummy in Harry Sheiling's computer! STAGE FRIGHT
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