whoosis

or who·sis

[ hoo-zis ]
/ ˈhu zɪs /

noun, plural whoo·sis·es.Informal.

an object or person whose name is not known or cannot be recalled: It's the whoosis next to the volume control.
a person or thing considered typical or illustrative: the usual paragraph about the party given by Mme. Whoosis.

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Origin of whoosis

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

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