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whatsit

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noun what·sit \ˈhwät-sət, ˈwät-, ˈ(h)wət-\

Simple Definition of whatsit

  • : something whose name you have forgotten or do not know

Full Definition of whatsit

Examples of whatsit

  1. <there's always one random whatsit left over every time I put a bookcase together>



Variants of whatsit

also what·sis play \-səs\ or what–is–it play \-iz-ət\

Origin of whatsit

whatsit & whatsis contraction of what-is-it


First Known Use: circa 1882


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