whatchamacallit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened version of "what you may call it" or "what you might call it".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɒtʃ.ə.mə.kɔːl.ɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwʌtʃ.ə.mə.kɑl.ɪt/ or IPA(key): /ˈwʌtʃ.mə.kɑl.ɪt/

Noun[edit]

whatchamacallit (plural whatchamacallits)

  1. A metasyntactic term used for any object whose actual name the speaker doesn’t know or can’t remember.

Synonyms[edit]

See Wikisaurus:thingy.

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