Definition of whatsis in US English:



  • Used to refer to a thing whose name one cannot recall, does not know, or does not wish to specify.

    ‘I am up to my whatsis in snow and slush’
    • ‘A land of opportunity, manifest destiny and righteous moral whatsis.’
    • ‘This is part of an ongoing series of whatsis through strange and foreign lands which you are reading, hooray!’
    • ‘Because what our man here is really notorious for, of course, is that undersea cable thingy, global whatsis, crossing thingamajig.’
    • ‘In our modern twenty-four hour news whatsis we are more informed an deluged with information than ever!’