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English definition of “whatsit”

whatsit

noun [C]     /ˈwɒt.sɪt/ US  /ˈwɑːt-/ informal
any object or person whose name you have temporarily forgotten or do not know : Where's the whatsit that you change channels with? You'd better tell whatsit - what's his name - the guy in charge of stationery .Names and titles
(Definition of whatsit noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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