variants: or what-do-you-call-them or less commonly what-do-you-call-her or what-do-you-call-him \ ˈ(h)wä|tə⸗ˌ⸗⸗ , -​wə-​ , -​wȯ-​ , |tdə-​ \
plural -s

Definition of what-do-you-call-it

: a thing or person that the speaker cannot (as from not knowing or from forgetting) or does not wish to name hand me one of those little what-do-you-call-thems

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“What-do-you-call-it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/what-do-you-call-it. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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