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.]
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whatchamacallit

(ˈwɒtʃəməˌkɔːlɪt)
n
another word for whatsit
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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"
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Translations
machin-chosetruc

whatchamacallit

n (inf)Dingsbums nt (inf), → Dingsda nt (inf)
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So, how has this permanent whatchamacallit turned everything out for you?
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Llizarov was called upon to use his whatchamacallit to help an amputee lengthen a short stump.
The whatchamacallit is about twice as bright as the brightest known supernova at these radio frequencies.
Enter fox-like whatchamacallit Ratchet (James Arnold Taylor), a wispy but whip-smart space-motor mechanic who surprises even himself when his technical ingenuity fends off a Blarg attack.
The hardest part for me, it turned out, was getting the bullets into the whatchamacallit. The first one is easy, but by the time you get to the 16th, it's impossible.
I didn't want to be the guy who is going into a shop from his backyard talking about the thingamabob or the whatchamacallit,'' Mr.
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It had all the ingredients of a cracker of a story -- payoffs, ballerinas, champagne, armaments, Indian defence agents, a former Air Force chief, money trails, intrigue, whatchamacallit? And The balance of power has once again shifted to the BJP as it grabs the bit ( chopper scam) between its teeth and runs
There's definitely a case to be made for a modern carbine, but it's not likely chambered in .300 Whatchamacallit.