used in speech to refer to someone who is not named but is known to both the hearer and speaker
We're planning to throw a party for you-know-who.

Examples of you-know-who in a Sentence

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“You-know-who.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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