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whatsit

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

: something whose name you have forgotten or do not know

Full Definition of WHATSIT

Variants of WHATSIT

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

Examples of WHATSIT

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

Origin of WHATSIT

whatsit & whatsis contraction of what-is-it
First Known Use: circa 1882

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