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what's-his/her/their-name

Used to indicate a person whose name is not known or can't be remembered. Sometimes the hyphens and apostrophe are removed to form a single unbroken word. I heard old what's-his-name is back to teaching the course again next week. I ran into whatshername from next door down at the grocery store this morning.
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A must-see for any Green Day fan, it's coming to the Playhouse in Edinburgh for a five-night run, starring singer-songwriter Luke Friend (X-Factor), Tom Milner (The Voice and Waterloo Road) and Sam Lavery as Whatsername.
Despite having very little stage time Amelia Lily was fantastic as Whatsername, first as a gentle lover then as an angry spurned woman when Johnny decides he prefers his drugs to her.
Amelia has been on the road since getting the part of the wild-child, Whatsername - but despite being away from her family, she's not looking forward to leaving the show.
"It's been an amazing experience playing Whatsername in the West End and now I get to do it all over again next year around the UK, bringing this incredible show to a wider audience who haven't had a chance to see it in London."
Maybe that's a point being made, since her name is Whatsername (Alyssa DiPalma making the most out of little).
Lead character Johnny soldiers on, finding love with "Whatsername" and encountering the infamous St.
A quick trawl through the web revealed she wore something purplish when Andrew and Sarah tied the knot and went for the same colour on the day Edward and, er, whatsername got hitched.
WHY on earth did that silly moo Gillian whatsername go on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here?
By contrast, dramatic narrative is the weakest element of the stage version of "American Idiot." Johnny (John Gallagher Jr.), a self-described "Jesus of Suburbia," flees the boredom of small-town life for the big city, where he meets a girl, Whatsername (Rebecca Naomi Jones); falls under the control of drug dealer St.
Jimmy and Whatsername as they seek redemption in a fractured America.
Whatsername. Lenore got up and moved through the rooms of the house uncertainly.
Leading man Tom Milner - who plays Johnny - was joined on stage by Luke Friend (St Jimmy), Joshua Dowen (Tunny), Samuel Pope (Will), 2016 X Factor finalist Sam Lavery (Whatsername) and Siobhan O'Driscoll (Heather), along with guitarist Chris George.