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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈθɪŋiː/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈθɪŋi/
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- Rhymes: -ɪŋi
thingy (plural thingies)
- (informal) A thing (used to refer to something vaguely or when one cannot recall its name).
- (slang, euphemistic, childish) Penis.
- 2004, Richard Tinsley, Walking on the Son:
- He pulled out his thingy. It was huge.
- See Thesaurus:thingy
thingy (comparative thingier, superlative thingiest)
- Resembling or characteristic of a thing; tangible.
- 1985, A. S. Byatt, Still Life:
- The most unpleasant, and also the thingiest, the central thing in Foreign Parts, was a giant banyan tree, putting out more and more suckers which created tangled arches, a swollen hiding-place of a tree, a series of organic traps, […]
- 2017, Francis Spufford, True Stories: And Other Essays, page 128:
- The secret of even the thingiest SF, the most solid-walnut-to-the-knuckles fantasy, is that you don't need much to summon worlds out of air, so long as the details are the right ones.
- “thingummy, n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 2008.
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