nouninformal, humorous US
1With capital initial. As a generic surname, especially in comic strips or in an invented company name.
2Nonsense, jargon; commotion, confusion.
3Especially in imitations of jargon or technical vocabulary: a thing which the speaker cannot or does not name, a thingy. Compare "gismo", "thingummy".
1940s; earliest use found in Nevada State Journal. Origin uncertain. Perhaps a humorous use of the surname Frammis, attested earlier in the 20th century. Compare.