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 (wŏt′sĭt, wŭt′-, hwŏt′-, hwŭt′-) or what·sis (-sĭs)
n. Informal
Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.

[From What's it (called)?]


(ˈwɒtsɪt) ,




informal a thing the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked
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noun thingummy, whatever it is (informal), whatchamacallit (informal), what's-its-name, thingummyjig (informal), oojamaflip (informal), thing `She's a whatsit.' `A masochist?' `That's the word.'


[ˈwɒtsɪt] Nchisme m


n (inf)Dingsbums nt (inf), → Dingsda nt (inf), → Dingens nt (dial inf)
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Whatsit, one of the enchanting celestial beings who will help Meg and her friends look for her father.
Also weaving some magic at the opening night of A Wrinkle in Time was Reese Witherspoon, who plays the magical Mrs Whatsit.
Whatsit in the upcoming Disney movie based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle, reports femalefirst.
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8DA YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 1 Sailing boat 8 Sag 9 Rut 11 Predict 12 Samba 13 Aid 14 Yes 15 Success 17 Nod 19 Kale 21 Item 23 Quid 25 Limo 27 Dab 29 Willowy 31 Gas 34 Ape 36 Ashes 37 Oarsman 38 Lie 39 End 40 Advertising DOWN: 1 Sari 2 Aged 3 Leisure 4 Notice 5 Basis 6 Army 7 Tube 8 Spawn 10 Taste 16 Ski 18 Dim 20 Add 22 Tow 24 Upwards 25 Legal 26 Almost 28 Blend 30 Issue 32 Asia 33 Shed 34 Amen 35 Pang QUICKIE ACROSS: 7 Bridles 9 Loner 10 Empty 11 Mediate 12 Sit 13 Diamonds 16 Shanghai 17 She 19 Whatsit 21 Eilat 22 Adieu 23 Coastal DOWN: 1 Abreast 2 Dispatch 3 Clay 4 Gladioli 5 Anna 6 Oriel 8 Sympathetic 13 Dinosaur 14 Desolate 15 Fertile 18 Swear 20 Arid 21 Elan
Variety: "This unapologetically weird, discursive and totally delightful whatsit will repel staid multiplexgoers faster than a beaded, barefoot hippie in a Beverly Hills boutique"
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The result is about as weird and singular as independent cinema gets, an uncategorizable whatsit that makes Bujalski's earlier low-budgeters look slickly commercial by comparison.
Whatsit for the first time, and Meg's life would never be the same.
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Yes, he took the pictures of his whatsit for a laugh with his team-mates in the England squad hotel.