[ gaj-it ]
/ ˈgædʒ ɪt /
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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