In print journalism, i.e. newspapers, magazines, news sites -- any small, short or insconsequential item, often used as a filler, or in a column of similar short news items such as crime briefs.
My editor said he only wanted a widget on this barroom killing.
by Tom Bell June 21, 2005
an ornamental "bobble" fastener for ponytails and braids -- two beads or other ornaments attached to either ends of an elastic loop or elastic figure 8
I just got a pair of hello Kitty widgets
by Sparki July 29, 2003