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thingy

noun

  • an item whose true name is unknown. Sometimes preceded by a word that describes the item.
    Hand me that fastener thingy.

    Last edited on May 05 2013. Submitted by Jon N. from KY, USA on Jan 27 1999.

  • thing. "Thingy" is used in cases where you are not sure what the proper name for something really is, or in cases where you do not want to use the real name. Sometimes "thingy" is used just to be humorous.
    Where should that connector thingy be plugged in on the box?

    Last edited on May 05 2013. Submitted by Kevin M. on Jan 19 2003.

  • genitals

    Last edited on May 14 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on May 14 2015.

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thinker

noun

  • brain.
                                                      

    Citation from "Of Course I'm Not", Mercy (TV), Season 1 Episode 18 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jun 01 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 01 2010.

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thinko

noun

  • derivative of typo, and means "an error of logic".

    Last edited on Nov 22 2010. Submitted by Dan M. from Alexandria, VA, USA on May 26 2005.

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think outside the box

verb

  • to think of an unconventional solution or idea.
                                                                                                                            

                                                                          

    Citation from "Weekends At Mort's", Bob's Burgers (TV), Season 1 Episode 11 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                               

                                                         

                                                                                                       

    Citation from "Baby Monitor", Raising Hope (TV), Season 1 Episode 21 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 24 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 13 2011.

  • to generally think unconventionally.
                                                                                                                                                  

    Citation from "Pride", Wilfred (US TV), Season 1 Episode 7 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Citation from "Chapter 12", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 6 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 20 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 24 2011.

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think up

verb

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thin skin

noun - uncountable

  • metaphorically, a person with "think skin" is unable to handle criticism. Compare with thick skin.
    All of my employees have such thin skin.

    Last edited on Nov 26 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

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