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widget (n.)

"gadget, small manufactured item," c. 1920, American English, probably an alteration of gadget, perhaps based on which it.

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Definitions of widget from WordNet

widget (n.)
something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known;
Synonyms: doodad / doohickey / doojigger / gimmick / gizmo / gismo / gubbins / thingamabob / thingumabob / thingmabob / thingamajig / thingumajig / thingmajig / thingummy / whatchamacallit / whatchamacallum / whatsis
widget (n.)
a device or control that is very useful for a particular job;
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