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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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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.

gadget

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