what is difference between gimmick and widget
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)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɪdʒɪt/
- Rhymes: -ɪdʒɪt
Coined by George S. Kaufman in his play Beggar on Horseback (1924).
widget (plural widgets)
- 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
- A floating device inside a beer can, meant to create foam when opened.
- A small scraping tool consisting of a blade and a handle, commonly used to remove paint from glass and other smooth surfaces.
- Synonym: scraper
Blend of window + gadget
widget (plural widgets)
- (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
- widget on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- graphical widget on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- software widget on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- “widget”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
From English widget.
widget m (plural widgets)
- (computing) widget