A word used when you cannot or will not recall the name of something, "thingumabob" has many spelling variants.
thingamy, thingummy, thingamybob, thingamyjig, thingumabob,
thingumajig, thingumbob, thingummybob, thingummyjig
It's all too easy to make a wrong grid entry for this word if you go by the definition or a few crossings alone. Be sure to fully work out the wordplay first – the setter might be expecting a different spelling.
Some examples of ways in which the word has been spelt in crosswords:
Times 20112: Unspecified object producing rare high bounce (11) THINGAMYBOB
THIN (rare) HIGH (gamy) BOB (bounce)
Guardian 25156 (Rufus): Skinny, toothless what's-his-name (9) THINGUMMY
THIN (skinny) GUMMY (toothless)
Times 24696: What's-his-name's light adhesive — a shilling (11) THINGUMABOB
THIN (light) GUM (adhesive) A BOB (shilling)
THC 10001 (Gridman): G-man and hobbyist tossed gadgets for which you can't recall the name (12) THINGAMYBOBS
(G MAN HOBBYIST)*
Other clues for thingumabob that you can recall?
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