whatsit

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

Examples of whatsit in a sentence

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

Variants of whatsit

less commonly

whatsis

play \-səs\ or

what–is–it

play \-iz-ət\

Origin and Etymology of whatsit

whatsit & whatsis contraction of what-is-it


First Known Use: circa 1882


WHATSIT Defined for English Language Learners

whatsit

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

Definition of whatsit for English Language Learners

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


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