Meaning of “what's-his-name” in the English Dictionary


"what's-his-name" in English

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what's-his-namenoun [ S ]

informal mainly UK whatsisname, US whatshisname uk /ˈwɒts.ɪz.neɪm/ us /ˈwɑːts.ɪz.neɪm/ also what's-his-face

used for referring to a man or boy when you cannot remember or do not know his name:

Have you invited Mike Whats-his-name to the party?

(Definition of “what's-his-name” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)