HyperDic: gimmick

English > 3 senses of the word gimmick:
NOUNattributegimmick, catcha drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident / evident
artifactgimmick, doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gizmo, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widgetsomething unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
actgimmick, device, twistany clever maneuver
gimmick > pronunciation
Soundsgih'mihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > gimmick: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident / evident.
Synonymcatch
BroaderdrawbackThe quality of being a hindrance
English > gimmick: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningSomething unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known.
Synonymsdoodad, doohickey, doojigger, gizmo, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget
BroaderstuffMiscellaneous unspecified objects
Spanishadorno, artilugio, chingadera, chisme, chucho, chunche, cosa, coso, trasto, truco, vaina
Catalanandròmina, endergues, trasto
English > gimmick: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAny clever maneuver.
Examples
  • "it was a great sales gimmick"
  • "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
Synonymsdevice, twist
NarrowermnemonicA device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
trick, fast oneA cunning or deceitful action or device
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvreA move made to gain a tactical end
Spanishardid, artilugio, artimaña, estratagema, truco
Catalantruc

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