Definitions for Gadgetˈgædʒ ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gadg•etˈgædʒ ɪt(n.)

  1. a usu. small mechanical or electronic contrivance or device; any ingenious article.

Origin of gadget:

1850–55; orig. uncert.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget(noun)

    a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gadget(noun)ˈgædʒ ɪt

    a small useful piece of equipment

    a new gadget for my computer


  1. gadget(Noun)

    a thing whose name cannot be remembered; thingamajig, doohickey

  2. gadget(Noun)

    any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.

  3. Origin: . First used in print by Robert Brown in 1886 (see quote in definition section). Might come from gâchette or gagée.


  1. Gadget

    A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.

Anagrams of Gadget

  1. tagged

Translations for Gadget

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a usually small tool, machine etc

a useful gadget for loosening bottle lids.

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