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whoosis

or who·sis

[hoo-zis]
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noun, plural whoo·sis·es. Informal.
  1. an object or person whose name is not known or cannot be recalled: It's the whoosis next to the volume control.
  2. a person or thing considered typical or illustrative: the usual paragraph about the party given by Mme. Whoosis.

Origin of whoosis

First recorded in 1920–25; alteration of phrase who's this
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