One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or thing whose name one cannot recall, does not know, or does not wish to specify; whatchamacallit.‘Let's say two o'clock on the whatsit of May?’‘he's a right old interfering whatsit’
thing, so-and-so, whatever it is, whatever it is calledView synonyms
- ‘I struggled out, disturbing the lazy whatsits as little as possible, and yawned my way in the general direction of the unusual sounds.’
- ‘Do we still need such a thing in the era of consumer sovereignty and multi-channel, digital, interactive whatsits?’
- ‘I think if I married you for your money, I'd spend your 30,000 whatsits that afternoon and then realize it was all a big mistake.’
- ‘She wasn't good enough, quite frankly, but she was one of the active whatsits, there were other pressures behind her, and she caused an uproar.’
- ‘The lads have worked their whatsits off and I believe we will get better.’
- ‘I'm sure one of us must know someone important on that lottery whatsit?’
- ‘And what of the recently ended World Cup football whatsit?’
- ‘Here are three whatsits from different parts of the country.’
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