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whatsit

[hwuhts-it, hwots-, wuhts-, wots-] /ˈʰwʌts ɪt, ˈʰwɒts-, ˈwʌts-, ˈwɒts-/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of whatsit
reduction of what is it
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British Dictionary definitions for whatsit

whatsit

/ˈwɒtsɪt/
noun
1.
(informal) a person or thing the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked
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