dealie

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • /ˈdili/

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of deal.

Noun[edit]

dealie (plural dealies)

  1. (informal) A thing, especially one seen as complex or having much associated with it.

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes used as a placeholder for an object whose name does not immediately spring to mind, as, Hand me that little plastic dealie.

More often used with a noun in attribution, as, How do I set up this blog dealie?

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