whatsit

whatsit

[hwuhts-it, hwots-, wuhts-, wots-]
noun Informal.

Origin:
reduction of what is it

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whatsit, (feminine) whatsitsname, (feminine) whatshisname or (feminine) whatshername (ˈwɒtsɪt)
 
n
informal a person or thing the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked
 
whatsitsname, (feminine) whatsitsname, (feminine) whatshisname or (feminine) whatshername
 
n
 
whatshisname, (feminine) whatsitsname, (feminine) whatshisname or (feminine) whatshername
 
n
 
whatshername, (feminine) whatsitsname, (feminine) whatshisname or (feminine) whatshername
 
n

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whatsis definition

[ˈʍətsɪs] and [ˈʍətsɪt, ˈʍətsɪt, ˈʍəzɪt]
and whatsit; whatzit; whazzit
  1. n.
    a name for a person or thing whose real name has been forgotten or is being avoided. : Put this little whatzit on the top and another on the bottom.
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