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What is a "thingamabob"?
A reader asked, "What is a thingamabob?"
Good question! Thingamabob is an informal word you can use when you can’t think of the real name for something, as shown in these two examples:
- I can't find the thingamabob that holds the door open.
- It’s one of those thingamabobs that can give you driving directions.
Here are other words that you can use the same way: