Thingy

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Thingy materialistic
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thing, thinc; Ger. ding.

Usage

In literature:

He is a good and a gentill Lord, and he doith all thingis for nought.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
Tony Creagh has been telling me about her; he's just a wee thingie touched there himsel'.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
For Goddis cawse, keip all thingis very secret, that my lo.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
Thus contrar thingis evermare Discoverings of t' other are.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
The period of asking lasted nine thingies of worlds.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
He is mair gay than ever ze saw him; he puttis me in remembrance of all thingis yat may mak me beleve he luifis me.
"Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587" by Various
The estait of thingis here comoun, I dout nott ye knaw.
"The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)" by John Knox
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In poetry:

Nevir ane word that ladie spak;
(Mim be maydens men besyde.)
But that stout steid did nicher and schaik;
(Small thingis humbil hertis of pryde.)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley

In news:

Recently there was a play date in a west side neighborhood involving one of those bouncy -house thingies.
How this Internet thingy really works seriously confuses me.
Just don't expect me to wave a flag in the street, or wear a flag shirt, or put those flag "thingies" on my car (I hate those.
Vandals admit muffin-crystal-thingie assault at Serpent Mound.
Welcome to a new thingy I'm going to try, called Sunday Stone, where I highlight some sort of nifty rock (or maybe a "not a rock") that someone has made into a bead, and give you some fun Web sites to visit.
With the close of my personal Con-going year, I thought I'd share this little thingy I made up with a friend of mine (art by my daughter) while we imagined our favorite anime characters coming to life and attending a convention.
This funky glass carousel thingy could serve as a spot that links park visitors to the Coney Island aquarium via a ferry.
At 500 million "upgraded" users, " Google + is the fastest-growing network thingy ever," writes Vic Gundotra, the social network's senior vice president, on Google 's official blog.
On my blog Heather's Thingies I have a Nickelback remake posted.
Vandals admit muffin -crystal-thingie assault at Serpent Mound.
But, in honor of our Jack FM Ticket Thingy back in action, we thought you might want to know a little about the band, before you try to win tickets to them.
This is hands down the coolest flying thingy I have ever seen.
Stars Turn Out for Launch of New Music-Website Thingy.
For example, I regret scarfing down that milkshakey-Reese's-thingy at Sonic last night at 10 p.m. Hoo boy, did I come to regret that.
Hockey is the sport that uses the wicker-basket thingy called a cesta.
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