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whatchamacallit

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of what you may call it.]

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Shortened version of "what you may call it" or "what you might call it".

Examples

Comments

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  • thingamajig

    July 25, 2007

  • JM offers the warning - beware of oojahs, thingumabobs, doohickies and whatchamacallits as objects without proper names are never to be trusted.

    February 1, 2009