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whatchamacallit

noun what·cha·ma·call·it \ˈhwä-chə-mə-ˌk-lət, ˈwä-, ˈ(h)wə-\

: something whose name you have forgotten or do not know

Full Definition of WHATCHAMACALLIT

Examples of WHATCHAMACALLIT

  1. I can't find the whatchamacallit that holds the door open.
  2. <I need one of those whatchamacallits to connect the two patch cords.>

Origin of WHATCHAMACALLIT

alteration of what you may call it
First Known Use: 1928

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