- 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.
Origin of whoosis
First recorded in 1920–25; alteration of phrase who's this
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Historical Examples of whosis
I did have my thoughts about you, same as that Whosis, I must say.
She looked wild enough to be called a “Whosis,” whatever kind of supernatural apparition that might be.