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gadg·et

(găj′ĭt)

n.

A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.


[Perhaps originally 19th century glassblowers’ jargon gadget, spring-pressure clip at the end of a punty to hold the foot of a glass being blown without creating a mark, probably from French gâchette, pawl, tumbler in a gunlock, strike plate : gâche, strike plate, collar or bracket for a pipe (from Middle French gasche, strike plate, iron hook, from Old French, calk of a shoe or horseshoe, from Frankish *gaspia, buckle, clasp; akin to Middle Dutch gespe, probably (with metathesis) from Germanic *gapsō, *gipsō; akin to Old Norse geispa, to yawn, and gapa, to gape) + -ette, diminutive suffix (from Middle French, from Old French; see -ette).]

gadg′et·y adj.

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Definition of Gadget by Merriam-Webster

gad·​get | ˈga-jət How to pronounce gadget (audio)

: an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty

Other Words from gadget

gadgetry ˈga-​jə-​trē How to pronounce gadgetry (audio) noun
gadgety ˈga-​jə-​tē How to pronounce gadgety (audio) adjective

Examples of gadget in a Sentence

The kitchen is equipped with all the latest gadgets.

cell phones, pagers, and other gadgets

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Second, the differences that really matter center on software, services, and serious questions about how users should or shouldn’t relate to their gadgets and the tech companies that make them.


Samuel Axon, Ars Technica,
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Definition of Gadget at Dictionary.com

[ gaj-it ]

/ ˈgædʒ ɪt /


noun

a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article.

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Origin of gadget

1850–55; origin uncertain; compare French gâchette the catch of a lock, sear of a gunlock

OTHER WORDS FROM gadget

gadg·et·y [gaj-i-tee] /ˈgædʒ ɪ ti/, adjective

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