Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word thing. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in thing.
Definitions and meaning of thing
From Middle Englishthing, from Old Englishþing, from Proto-Germanic*þingą; compare West Frisianding, Low GermanDing, Dutchding, GermanDing, Swedish, Danish and Norwegianting. The word originally meant "assembly", then came to mean a specific issue discussed at such an assembly, and ultimately came to mean most broadly "an object". Compare the Latinrēs, also meaning legal matter. Modern use to refer to a Germanic assembly is likely influenced by cognates (from the same Proto-Germanic root) like Old Norseþing(“thing”), Swedish ting, and Old High Germanding with this meaning.
enPR: thĭng, IPA(key): /θɪŋ/
That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, object, quality or concept.
1611 — King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...
A word, symbol, sign, or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity.
An individual object or distinct entity.
(informal) A genuine concept, entity or phenomenon; something that actually exists (contrary to expectation or belief). [from 21st c.]
2014, Marianna Papastephanou, Torill Strand, Anne Pirrie, Philosophy as a Lived Experience
Frequent statements of the kind “'Race' is not a thing”, “'races,' put simply, do not exist”, “'race' (as each essay subtly shows) simply does not exist” aim to discredit Todorov's claim that a relapse to an ontology of race is at place […]
2019, Adam Gopnik, A Thousand Small Sanities, Riverrun 2019, p. 88:
Conservative philosophy, in other words, is, as we say now, a thing and deserves a serious listen.
Whatever can be owned.
(somewhat dated) The latest fad or fashion.
(in the plural) Clothes, possessions or equipment.
(informal) A unit or container, usually containing edible goods.
(informal) A problem, dilemma, or complicating factor.
(slang) A penis.
1959, William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch, 50th anniversary edition (2009), p. 126:
“Oh Gertie it’s true. It’s all true. They’ve got a horrid gash instead of a thrilling thing.”
A living being or creature.
That which matters; the crux.
Used after a noun to refer dismissively to the situation surrounding the noun's referent.
1914, Eugene Gladstone O'Neill, The Movie Man [playscript]:
Don’t forget to have Gomez postpone that shooting thing.(in reference to the execution of Fernandez)
(informal) That which is favoured; personal preference. (Used in possessive constructions.)
(chiefly historical) A public assembly or judicial council in a Germanic country.
1974, Jón Jóhannesson, A History of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth: Íslendinga Saga, translated by Haraldur Bessason, page 46:
In accordance with Old Germanic custom men came to the thing fully armed, [...]
1974, Jakob Benediktsson, Landnám og upphaf allsherjarríkis, in Saga Íslands, quoted in 1988 by Jesse L. Byock in Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power, page 85:
The goðar seem both to have received payment of thing-fararkaup from those who stayed home and at the same time compensated those who went to the thing, and it cannot be seen whether they had any profit from these transactions.
1988, Jesse L. Byock, Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power, page 59:
All Icelandic things were skap-thing, meaning that they were governed by established procedure and met at regular legally designated intevals at predetermined meeting places.
(informal) A romantic relationship.
(referent that can be used to refer to any entity):item, stuff (uncountable equivalent), yoke (Ireland)
(penis): see Thesaurus:penis
(personal preference): see Thesaurus:predilection
diminutives: thingy / thingie, thingo [Aus]
thing in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
thing in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
thing (third-person singular simple presentthings, present participlethinging, simple past and past participlethinged)
(rare) To express as a thing; to reify.
Matisoff, James A., Handbook of Proto-Tibeto-Burman, University of California Press.
case, matter, issue
Middle Dutch: dinc
Limburgish: dink, ding
“think”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012
Old High German
Middle High German: ding
Pennsylvania German: Ding
From Proto-Germanic*þingą. Compare Old Dutchthing, Old Frisianthing, Old Englishþing, Old High Germanding, Old Norseþing.