what is difference between gimmick and gubbins
Unknown. Possibly a rough anagram of magic or from gimme.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɪm.ɪk/
- Rhymes: -ɪmɪk
gimmick (plural gimmicks)
- A trick or device used to attain some end.
- The box had a gimmick to make the coin appear to vanish.
- April 19 2002, Scott Tobias, AV Club Fightville
- Epperlein and Tucker focus on two featherweight hopefuls: Dustin Poirier, a formidable contender who’s looking to parlay a history of schoolyard violence and street-fighting into a potential career, and Albert Stainback, a more thoughtful yet more erratic and undisciplined fighter whose chief gimmick is entering the ring wearing a hat like the one Malcolm McDowell wore in A Clockwork Orange.
- A clever ploy or strategy.
- The contest was a gimmick to get people to sign up for their mailing list.
- (electronics) A gimmick capacitor.
- (Philippines) A night out with one’s friends.
gimmick (third-person singular simple present gimmicks, present participle gimmicking, simple past and past participle gimmicked)
- To rig or set up with a trick or device.
- The magician’s box was gimmicked with a wire that made it appear to open on its own.
From English gimmick.
- IPA(key): /ɡi.mik/
gimmick m (plural gimmicks)
Ante 1553. From gobbon (“piece, portion, slice”), from Old French gobon, gobet (“piece”). Cognate with English gobony (“line of alternating squares”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌb.ɪnz/
gubbins pl (plural only)
- (obsolete) Fragments; parings; scraps (especially of fish).
- (Britain, informal) Assorted stuff, especially if of little value; tat.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:thingy, Thesaurus:trifle
gubbins (plural gubbins)
- (Britain, informal) Silly person; fool. [from 20th c.]
- (silly person): See Thesaurus:fool
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