what's-his-name


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what's-his-name

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whatshisname

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whatsisname

n
a boy or man whose name is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked
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Translations

what's-his-name

[ˈwɒtsɪzneɪm] PRONfulano m, cómo-se-llame m
I ran into what's-his-name from the hairdresser'sme encontré con fulano, el de la peluquería
old what's-his-name with the limpfulano el cojo
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From 2003 to now he was Senator for er um what's-his-name, sorry, where was I?
Rihanna's magic helped clinch victory for the 2010 X Factor winner - the sexy songstress singing What's My Name in the final alongside what's-his-name.
* "I'll never forget good old what's-his-name!" The label for that temporary inability to recall a certain name or word is lethologica.