What is another word for thingumabob?

Pronunciation: [θˈɪŋɡjuːmˌabɒb] (IPA)

Thingumabob is a colloquial term used to describe an object, tool, gadget or a thing whose name one cannot recall. Sometimes, a person may want to communicate their thoughts and experiences more accurately by using different words to describe a thingumabob. Some synonyms for thingumabob include gizmo, device, contraption, widget, apparatus, trinket, doodad, knickknack, thingamajig, and tchotchke. These words are used interchangeably with thingumabob to describe an object or a gadget whose name is unknown or forgotten. Therefore, by using synonyms that best fit our descriptions of an object or gadget, we can communicate more effectively with clarity and precision.

Synonyms for Thingumabob:

What are the hypernyms for Thingumabob?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Thingumabob

I only heard a thingumabob and saw a what-you-may-call-it, I suppose?"
"The Man From the Clouds"
J. Storer Clouston
"Oh, we've forgotten the thingumabob," he exclaimed, "come help me find that."
"Gargoyles"
Ben Hecht
It had just been a game they had played while looking for the thingumabob.
"Gargoyles"
Ben Hecht

Related words: gadget, thingamajig, diddly-doo, what's a thingamajig, what is a thingamabob

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