whosis

[ hoo-zis ]
/ ˈhu zɪs /

noun

Definition for whosis (2 of 2)

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.

Origin of whoosis

First recorded in 1920–25; alteration of phrase who's this
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Examples from the Web for whosis

  • She looked wild enough to be called a “Whosis,” whatever kind of supernatural apparition that might be.

    Ruth Fielding Down East|Alice B. Emerson
  • I did have my thoughts about you, same as that Whosis, I must say.

    Ruth Fielding Down East|Alice B. Emerson