mcguffin mcguffin  /mə ˈɡə fən/


  • (n) (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot


  1. David Walsh: McGuffin leaps way to Junior Olympics

    Huntington High's Ryan McGuffin has qualified to compete in four events in the AAU Junior Olympics scheduled July 26-Aug. 3 in Ypsilanti, Mich. McGuffin punched his ticket by winning two events, finishing third in one and fourth in another in the Area 5 Super Regional at Glen Oak High School in Canton.
    on July 15, 2013     Source: The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

  2. Rocky Mountain Neurofeedback in Eagle offers new-age treatment

    Derek Franz/ Nicole McGuffin shows off one of the treatment rooms at her new location for Rocky Mountain Neurofeedback at 1160 Capitol St., Suite 201, in Eagle Ranch. The clinic is located above HP's Provisions and the entrance is on the south side of the building.
    on July 14, 2013     Source: Vail Daily

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animosity animosity
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