whatchamacallit


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what·cha·ma·call·it

 (wŏch′ə-mə-kôl′ĭt, wŭch′-, hwŏch′-, hwŭch′-)
n.
Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.

[Alteration of what you may call it.]

whatchamacallit

(ˈwɒtʃəməˌkɔːlɪt)
n
another word for whatsit
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whatchamacallit - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not knownwhatchamacallit - 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"
stuff - miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff"
Translations
machin-chosetruc

whatchamacallit

n (inf)Dingsbums nt (inf), → Dingsda nt (inf)
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