• Definition for "MacGuffin"
    • A plot factor or any other unit used…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "MacGuffin"
    • A perfectionist MacGuffin is a word…
    • View More
  • Synonym for "MacGuffin"
  • Hypernym for "MacGuffin"
  • Urban Dictionary for "MacGuffin"

MacGuffin definition

  • noun:
    • A plot factor or any other unit used to get the audience's interest and continue maintaining suspense, but whoever precise nature has actually fairly small impact on the storyline.
    • (movie) a plot factor that catches the watchers' interest or pushes the land
41 votes

How would you define MacGuffin?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!