whatchamacallit

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A shortened version of “what you may call it” or “what you might call it”.

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whatchamacallit (plural whatchamacallits)

  1. (slang) A metasyntactic term used for any object the actual name of which the speaker does not know or cannot remember; a doodad, gizmo, thingamajig, thingy.

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