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whatchamacallit

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something whose name has been forgotten or is not known.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a metasyntactic term used for any object whose actual name you don’t know or can’t remember. There are many spellings and many synonyms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any object whose name is forgotten, or not known.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

Etymologies

Alteration of what you may call it.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened version of "what you may call it" or "what you might call it". (Wiktionary)

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