whatzit

whatsis

and whatsit and whatzit and whazzit (ˈʍətsɪs and ˈʍətsɪt and ˈʍətsɪt and ˈʍəzɪt)
n. a name for a person or thing whose real name has been forgotten or is being avoided. Put this little whatzit on the top and another on the bottom.

whatzit

verb
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8 THE MASTER (Paul Thomas Anderson) So strange, so ambitiously wacky, so amazingly acted, so rigorously composed, this colossal whatzit triumphs over its limitations.
But there's a catch on ever drawer and you have to pull, slide your hand in, wiggle round, and unhitch the whatzit only to find it's not there anyway.
Can the state court trial judge for whatzit county tell the President that that's not a good enough reason to change things in his court and that the President should send the Vice-President to the conference on such and such?
She walked over and tweaked the wiggly whatzit with her beak.
It arrives with a warranty card for you to return to Whatzit Manufacturing at P.
Lynne Warren's exhibition traces the heads' development back through the decades to Nutt's more familiar works of the 1960s, depicting characters such as Wiggly Woman and Johnny Whatzit.
Now, one can hardly reference the studio or its recent success without invoking the Minions--those goggle-eyed, overall-wearing yellow whatzits that have helped buoy the studio to its current pole position--or Chris Meledandri, the exec responsible for their existence.
When they show up in middens or in fossil sites, they are usually set aside as unidentified whatzits.
And this year, grownups will love their own toy selection, ranging from electronic gizmos and whatzits to sports gadgets.
Manually operated vehicles should be MOVs, and given this choice of abbreviation, manually operated vehicular whatzits shouldn't be abbreviated at all.
And this year, good grown-ups will love the toy selection from electronic gizmos and whatzits to ornaments for the arms and neck for women.