[ gaj-it ]

/ ˈgædʒ ɪt /


noun

a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article.

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Origin of gadget

1850–55; origin uncertain; compare French gâchette the catch of a lock, sear of a gunlock

OTHER WORDS FROM gadget

gadg·et·y [gaj-i-tee] /ˈgædʒ ɪ ti/, adjective

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