One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a newfangled contraption for making coffee’
device, gadget, apparatus, machine, appliance, mechanism, implement, utensil, invention, contrivance
British Heath Robinson device
North American Rube Goldberg device
informal gizmo, widget, thingamajig, thingamabob, whatsit
British informal doodah, doobry, gubbins
North American informal dingus, doodad, doojigger, doohickey
Australian informal bitzer
NZ Australian informal thingo
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