Sniglet

No, I haven’t made a typo
reversed letters like a tyro ─
a sniglet is what I meant
not a seedy undergarment.
A sniglet is
a useful word
for something
which lacks a name,
like thingamajig,
whatjamacallit
thingamabob
hoojamaflip
or whatsit
doodah,
gismo,
thing.

This intriguing little word popped up in my inbox as word of the day from Dictionary.com, and is defined as any word coined for something that has no specific name, any word that doesn’t appear in a dictionary but should.  It wasn’t in my thesaurus!

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15 Responses to Sniglet

  1. It’s a fantastic word, isn’t it? As soon as it came into my inbox, I printed it out. I never thought of writing a poem to it, though😉

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  2. Victoria says:

    How fun. I can’t wait to drop it in a conversation. Beautiful little word.

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  3. Tom Merriman says:

    It does sound as though it should be in the dictionary, Viv, doesn’t it?

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  4. Misky says:

    Nice word. I learned a new one the day: scop. A scop is a poet! >

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  5. restlessjo says:

    Never come across it before, Viv, but it’s just busting to get into one of my sentences 🙂

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  6. What a cute word. I must remember to use it.🙂

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  7. katechiconi says:

    I have a couple of new ones for you:
    doovalacky (completely interchangeable with thingy, doodah or whatsit)
    poofteenth (a very small amount, a whisper, a hair, a fraction)
    Both are common Australian colloquialisms and personal favourites!

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  8. tialys says:

    A lovely word. It sounds cute somehow – like a ‘piglet’

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  9. M. L. Kappa says:

    How funny! Love the poem,x

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