whatsis
noun see whatsit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • whatsis — AND whatsit; whatzit; whazzit[“Avatsis AND “Avatsit, “Avatsit, “Avazit] n. <a name for a person or thing whose real name has been forgotten or is being avoided.> □ Hand me that whatsis, will ou? □ Put this little whatzit on the top and… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • whatsis — /hwuts is, hwots , wuts , wots /, n. Informal. a thing or object whose name one does not know or cannot recall. [reduction of what s this] * * * …   Universalium

  • whatsis — noun Any object whose actual name one does not know or cannot remember …   Wiktionary

  • whatsis — n. thingamajig, thingamabob, ¨what s it¨, some object, something whose name is forgotten …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whatsis — what·sis …   English syllables

  • 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, ↑doohickey, ↑doojigger,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whatsit — also whatsis or what is it noun Etymology: whatsit & whatsis contraction of what is it Date: circa 1882 thingamajig …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whachamacallit — whachamacallit, n. Any object whose name is forgotten, or not known. [Also spelled {whatchamacallit}.] Syn: thingumbob, doohickey, dingus, whatsis, what do you call it. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whachamacallit — whatchamacallit whatchamacallit, n. Any object whose name is forgotten, or not known. [Also spelled {whachamacallit}.] Syn: thingumbob, doohickey, dingus, whatsis, what do you call it. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whatchamacallit — whachamacallit whachamacallit, n. Any object whose name is forgotten, or not known. [Also spelled {whatchamacallit}.] Syn: thingumbob, doohickey, dingus, whatsis, what do you call it. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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