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Doohickey vs. Gizmo — What's the Difference?

Doohickey vs. Gizmo

Difference Between Doohickey and Gizmo

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Doohickey

Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.
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Gizmo

A gadget, especially one whose name the speaker does not know or cannot recall
The latest multimedia gizmo
Nov 30, 2022

Doohickey

(slang) A thing used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one does not know or cannot recall
What does this doohickey do?
Nov 30, 2022

Gizmo

A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
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Doohickey

Any object, usually a tool or other device, whose name is forgotten, or not known.
Nov 30, 2022
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Gizmo

(slang) Something, generally a device, for which one does not know the proper term.
Nov 30, 2022

Doohickey

Something whose name is either forgotten or not known
Nov 30, 2022

Gizmo

Something whose name is either forgotten or not known
Nov 30, 2022

Gizmo

A device that is very useful for a particular job
Nov 30, 2022

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