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view main entry for thingy noun spoken  /ˈθɪŋi/

or thingamabob  /ˈθɪŋəmiˌbɒb/

or thingamajig  /ˈθɪŋəmiˌdʒɪɡ/

or thingummy  /ˈθɪŋəmi/

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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