whatsis

whatsis

[hwuhts-is, hwots-, wuhts-, wots-]
noun Informal.
a thing or object whose name one does not know or cannot recall.

Origin:
reduction of what's this

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whatsis

noun
something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known; "she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket"; "there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use" [syn: doodad
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