One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a mechanical contrivance’
device, gadget, machine, appliance, contraption, apparatus, mechanism, implement, tool, labour-saving device, invention
informal gizmo, mod con, widget, thingamajig, thingamabob, whatsit
British informal doodah, doobry, gubbins
North American informal dingus, doodad, doojigger, doohickey
Australian informal bitzer
NZ Australian informal thingo
2‘her matchmaking contrivances’
scheme, stratagem, tactic, manoeuvre, move, course of action, line of action, plan, ploy, gambit, device, wile
trick, ruse, plot, machination, subterfuge, artifice, expedient
British informal wheeze
Australian informal lurk
archaic shift, fetch
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