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'That's cool technology! It's my deodorant.'

DEFINITION: v. To obsess over, and fantasize about electronic gadgets even though you can never figure out how they actually work. n. A beautiful but useless gadget.

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Doohickey

Created by: colapop

Pronunciation: \ˈdü-ˌhi-kē\

Sentence: Alice flashed her doohickey at Todd and he was floored. 'Wow, what is that?' he exclaimed, itching to get his hands on the device. 'No no Mister, don't you dare touch my doohickey until you've read the manual' she cooed.

Etymology: 'Doohickey' first originated in 1914, but seems fit for a revival. It derives from the word 'doodad' (gadget) + 'hickey' (love mark)

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Elecon

Created by: duchessella

Pronunciation: E-le-con

Sentence: I know it is just an elecon, but I can't stop thinking of that newly released electronic can opener!

Etymology: From "electric gadgets" and "Lolicon" In Japanese pop culture, "-con" is a suffix for attraction, fantasy and/or obsession to a certain characteristic in a person, for example Lolicon means attraction to young girls (lolita). Alternative meaning is "elegant icon" - the sleek, beautiful, elegant fashion icon electronic gadgets are to us nowadays.

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Ipodify

Created by: livejuicy

Pronunciation: eye-pod-if-eye

Sentence: I love to ipodify so much, I have to wear a tool belt.

Etymology: ipod + magnify

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Whatchamacovet

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: wha-tcha-ma-cov-it

Sentence: Jim watchamacoveted the new marvelous toy that his neighbor's son got for Christmas. "A wonder to behold, it was, with many colors bright. And the moment he laid eyes on it, it became his heart's delight. It went 'zip' when it moved and 'bop' when it stopped and 'whirr' when it stood still. He never knew just what it was, and I guess he never will".

Etymology: whatchamacallit: something whose name is unknown or forgotten; a widget, gadget, gizmo, doodad, thingamajig or doohickey + covet: blameworthy desire for another's stuff; wish for longingly. "The Marvelous Toy" (apologies to Tom Paxton)was a song sung by Peter, Paul and Mary (RIP) about a mystical toy, handed down from father to son, that had no name, no purpose, but seemed to have magical powers to amuse and delight the recipient.

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Good blend...I remember that old song! - Nosila, 2009-12-30: 01:53:00

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Electrowidget

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: e lect o wid jet

Sentence: He bought the $600 red electrowidget as a gift for himself on Father's Day even though he had no clue what it was.

Etymology: electro - run by electricity widget - something non-understandable but useful.

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Technoideum

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: teck-no-id-e-um

Sentence: Billy's dad is so uncool. He's got an iPad and an iPhone and a Blackberry and a Twitter account, but he's never even heard of Angry Birds. He's a total technoideum.

Etymology: techno (short for technology) + no idea (clueless) + idi (incomplete form of idiot) + um (expressing hesitation)

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Imacguffin

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: i + mac + guff + in

Sentence: I don't know what this new iMacguffin is, but I MUST HAVE ONE.

Etymology: iPhone, iPod, etc... only applied to a Macguffin.

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Technilogigoof

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tek-neh-LODJ-eh-gewf

Sentence: Roger fancied himself to be very hip on evolving technology but he was, in fact, a technilogigoof, harboring much misinformation and many misperceptions, among them believing that RAM is a Dodge truck and an IPad a medical dressing used in eye injuries.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'technology' (n. the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life) and 'goof' (n. a foolish or stupid person)

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Haha! I love your sentence today Mustang. :) - Rhyme79, 2012-10-01: 11:17:00

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Gizmotional

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: giz-mo-shun-uhl

Sentence: Bob became gizmotional and overwhelmed with gadgeglee upon opening his new 10-in-one remote control, until he realized the only button he recognized was "On".

Etymology: gizmo, emotional

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COMMENTS:

very heartfelt purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-04: 12:01:00

Good word. - ErWenn, 2007-06-04: 12:09:00

Good thing I didn't add the part about him pushing the down button and crushing the neighbor's cat under their garage door. (flintstones, meet the flintstones... thanks for my current bout of tunacy jabber. grrrrr....) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-04: 12:13:00

Word of the day. I get so gizmotional, baby... every time I watch Gremlins Two-hoo-hoo. - Clayton, 2007-06-04: 21:45:00

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Utensilly

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: you/tense/silly

Sentence: Chris had a workshop full of every utensilly ever sold on the shopping channel.

Etymology: utensil + silly

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Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-27: 17:46:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-04: 01:33:00
Today's definition was suggested by shutz. Thank you shutz! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-04: 01:55:00
Read about Jabberwocky's Garden of Verbal Delights in Verbotoweek.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-25: 00:56:00
pronunciation: uh-GOG-uh-tek........... sentence:Poor old Ira Gobler was AGOGATECH at his designer's latest device.He was so AGOGATECH that he let the factory's flaccid finances flow into a virtual vat of vapors while he thoughtfully tinkered and tweaked the tin toys and gamboled among the gizmoes generated just beyond the grounded iron gates of the fabrication facility...Someday...he would write an operator's manual...................... etymology: Agog+at+Technology=aGOGatech!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-25: 01:12:00
Sometimes my "comments" seem to appear in the wrong places....if only some clever soul would invent a GIZBO to prevent that.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-25: 01:20:00
....my brain hurts.....

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-29: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by shutz. Thank you shutz. ~ James