what is difference between gimmick and whatchamacallit
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)
A shortened version of “what you may call it” or “what you might call it”. United States, 20th century (recorded in 1921).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɒtʃəməkɔːlɪt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʍʌtʃəməkɔlɪt/, /ˈwʌt-/, /ˈwʌtʃməkɑlɪt/
- Hyphenation: what‧cha‧ma‧call‧it
whatchamacallit (plural whatchamacallits)
- (slang) A metasyntactic term used for any object whose actual name the speaker does not know or cannot remember; a doodad, gizmo, thingamajig, thingy.
- See Thesaurus:thingy
- whatchamacallit (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia