Appendix:Australian English placeholders

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Australians use a number of placeholders for objects the names of which are unknown or forgotten.

  • doover – perhaps from "It'll do for now."
    • doover-malaky
    • doover-lacky
    • doover-whatsit
    • hoosey-whatsit
  • thingo
    • thingie
    • thingamajig
    • thingameebob
    • thingummy
  • whatsit
    • whatsername/whatsisname
    • wadjamacallit
    • whatserface/whatsisface

See also[edit]

Wikipedia