Definitions for gadgetˈgædʒ ɪt

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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


  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.

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