May 27, 2009

Word of the Week

widg⋅et  [wij-it]


1. a small mechanical device, as a knob or switch, esp. one whose name is not known or cannot be recalled; gadget: a row of widgets on the instrument panel.
2. something considered typical or representative, as of a manufacturer's products: the widgets coming off the assembly line.

1925–30; perh. alter. of gadget

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