gimmick vs widget what difference

what is difference between gimmick and widget

English

Etymology

Unknown. Possibly a rough anagram of magic or from gimme.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɪm.ɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪmɪk

Noun

gimmick (plural gimmicks)

  1. 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[1]
      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.
  2. A clever ploy or strategy.
    The contest was a gimmick to get people to sign up for their mailing list.
  3. (electronics) A gimmick capacitor.
  4. (Philippines) A night out with one’s friends.

Derived terms

  • gimmicky
  • gimmickry

Translations

Verb

gimmick (third-person singular simple present gimmicks, present participle gimmicking, simple past and past participle gimmicked)

  1. 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.

Translations


French

Etymology

From English gimmick.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡi.mik/

Noun

gimmick m (plural gimmicks)

  1. gimmick


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɪdʒɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdʒɪt

Etymology 1

Coined by George S. Kaufman in his play Beggar on Horseback (1924).

Noun

widget (plural widgets)

  1. A placeholder name for an unnamed, unspecified, or hypothetical manufactured good or product, typically as an example for purposes of explaining concepts.
    Synonyms: thingy, gizmo, sprocket; see also Thesaurus:thingy
  2. A floating device inside a beer can, meant to create foam when opened.
  3. A small scraping tool consisting of a blade and a handle, commonly used to remove paint from glass and other smooth surfaces.
    Synonym: scraper
Translations

Etymology 2

Blend of window +‎ gadget

Noun

widget (plural widgets)

  1. (computing, graphical user interface) Any one of the components of a computer application’s graphical user interface, such as a Cancel button or text input box that a user interacts with.
    Synonym: control
Translations

Further reading

  • widget on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • graphical widget on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • software widget on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • “widget”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Spanish

Etymology

From English widget.

Pronunciation

Noun

widget m (plural widgets)

  1. (computing) widget

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