what's-his-name

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what's-his-name

  1. A person or entity, particularly male, whose name one does not remember but that is known to the person to which one is speaking.
  2. A person or entity, particularly male, whose name one does not want to mention but that is known to the person to which one is speaking.

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  • 1885Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado
    And 'St—'st—'st and What's-his-name, and also You-know-who—
    The task of filling up the blanks I'd rather leave to you.

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