[ gaj-it ]
/ ˈgædʒ ɪt /
a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article.
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
Words nearby gadget
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for gadget
Yet despite the obvious need for a solution, when the young women first proposed their gadget, engineers were skeptical.
But the company he was trying to sell his gadget to wanted me to take a look at it as