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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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