I suppose the what-do-you-call-it massacre was in one of your little wars on the frontier.
The what-do-you-call-it is so well done, and I like that broad effect.
College is out of the question for him, poor boy, unless he entered himself as a what-do-you-call-it?
Claudia shall do the Venus business, and I'll be a what-do-you-call-it?
If I hadn't known him since he was so high, I'd wish he had the what-do-you-call-it seizures instead of the other man.
Im quite as anxious as you are to keep the accursed minions of the what-do-you-call-it away from Rosivera.
My wife admitted that when I sawed a board across the piano-stool and sawed the what-do-you-call-it all out of the cushion.
1928, compressed form of phrase "what you may call it." Earliest recorded variant is what-calle-ye-hym, attested from late 15c.
A sidewalk grating