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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I got to the checkpoint and raised one of the engineers stationed there on the gong: "Yo, my ride is on the fritz there is this snarky spiel on the televizzle whatchamacallit carping some twaddle about the stilts, could you take a garner at it then, guv'nor?
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.
The headline for Steven Greenhouse's December 2016 New York Times essay aptly captures the questions around the terminology for this emergent economic sector: "The Whatchamacallit Economy.
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.
But I do remember the tons of money poured by him into the Centennial Whatchamacallit in Clark, which is now the biggest white elephant this side of Mount Arayat.
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.
She eyes the candy on the counter and I say, have a Snickers or a Whatchamacallit.