Gizmo



[giz-moh] /ˈgɪz moʊ/

noun, plural gizmos.
1.
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[giz-moh] /ˈgɪz moʊ/
noun, plural gismos. Informal.
1.
a gadget or device:
What is this gismo supposed to do?
/ˈɡɪzməʊ/
noun (pl) -mos
1.
(slang) a device; gadget
n.

1942, “Marine and Navy usage for any old thing you can’t put a name to” [“Life” magazine, July 30, 1945], of unknown origin, perhaps a made-up word.

noun

[WWII Navy & Marine Corps; origin unknown; it has been suggested that it is fr Moroccan Arabic ki smuh, learned during the invasion of North Africa in 1942]

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