- n something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
- n a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
- Serios' gift was definitely offbeat: he produced pictures inside a Polaroid camera using nothing but his mind and a little hollow tube he called his "gismo.
- Picking up a remote-control gismo, he flicks CBS, ABC and NBC into life and says, "You see, I can shut one off and watch the other two.
- I kind of surprised it took this long for you to sneak in this research result while you have all the BBCs, CNNs or whatever gismo you have.