Definition of thingamajig in English:

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thingamajig

Pronunciation: /ˈTHiNGəməˌjiɡ/
(also thingumajig; thingamabob or thingumabob /-ˌbäb/)

noun

informal
Used to refer to or address a person or thing whose name one has forgotten, does not know, or does not wish to mention: one of those thingamajigs for keeping all the fireplace tools together

Origin

Early 19th century: arbitrary extension of earlier thingum (from thing + a meaningless suffix). Thingumabob dates from the mid 18th century.

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Syllabification: thing·a·ma·jig

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