Widget, literally, is a blend of window and gadget, coined by George S Kaufman in his play ‘Beggar on Horseback’. It is a hypothetical manufactured good or product. In computing, the term has become frequently used to refer to objects on a computer screen the user interacts with. A widget is anything that can be embedded within a HTML page. Widgets often take the form of on-screen tools like clocks, event countdowns etc.
Tags Anything embedded within a HTML page Beggar on Horseback Blend of window and gadget Clocks Computing Event countdowns George S Kaufman Hypothetical manufactured good or product On-screen tools Widget Widgets