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whatsis

[hwuhts-is, hwots-, wuhts-, wots-] /ˈʰwʌts ɪs, ˈʰwɒts-, ˈwʌts-, ˈwɒts-/
noun, Informal.
1.
a thing or object whose name one does not know or cannot recall.
Origin
reduction of what's this
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what's-it

noun

An unspecified or unspecifiable object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name; dingus, thingamajig: the world's tallest free-standing what's-it/ What's that whatsis he's playing with? (1882+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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