whatsit

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noun what·sit \ˈhwät-sət, ˈwät-, ˈ(h)wət-\
variants: or less commonly

whatsis

play \ˈhwät-səs, ˈwät-, ˈ(h)wət-\ or

what–is–it

play \ˈhwät-iz-ət, 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

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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