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a boy or man whose name is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked
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[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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Then don't act like if only Whassisface had passed the ball to you instead of to Whatsisname, the score would have been any different, because you were sitting on the sofa eating cheese at the time.
Watzczesnam (pronounced "whatsisname") who quotes poetry in every conversation.
Do we care about the new girl's unmemorable song, or Fat Amy and whatsisname? How can a film fizz so happily, then abruptly stop fizzing?
A vicar who does not know how to spell Jesus seemed like the gaffe to end all gaffes until I found my wife, after an alcohol-free lunch, referring to our elder son as "Whatsisname".
An old guy asked his pal, "who's that?" The other one answered, "you know, whatsisname. Fire knackers."
In dress, in speech, in the way you think, stand out from the bunch, be sure no one ever but never says whatsisname when they refer to you, like you know, that guy in the blue shirt or the fellow with the funny teeth.
His exhibition entitled An Un-Common Language looks at how phrases lose or change their meaning through repetition, in large regular typefaces, using words such as "we will co-operate fully with the ongoing police investigation" and "I would like to start by saying our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of whatsisname", capturing the triteness and interchangeability of expressions.
(composer Aaron Gervais/librettist Colleen Murphy); Chants Libres (Montreal), $34,000 to develop Le reve de Gregoire (composer Pierre Michaud/librettists Pierre Michaud and Rene-Daniel Dubois) in partnership with the Societe de musique contemporaine du Quebec; Opera de Montreal, $25,000 to develop Les Feluettes (composer Kevin March/librettist Michel Marc Bouchard); and Calgary Opera, $25,000 to produce The Untimely Death of Whatsisname (composer Allan Gilliland/ librettist Val Brandt) in partnership with One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre.
Reading's Noel Hunt enlightens the world on his H20 preferences @StuartBroad8 Low point of the day so far being called 'thingy' by the photographer #worsethanchris The England bowler, you know, whatsisname, struggles to make an impression Follow RPSPORT on twitter @racingpostsport
Ben, the mate of whatsisname - Ryan, in Coronation Street.
The forms thingummybob, thingybob and whatsisname are only found once each in this corpus.