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?
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.
The first locale on the underwater journey is Ariel's grotto, where she keeps the treasures she has found on land - whozits, whatzits and thingamabobs - and sings "Part of Your World.
When they show up in middens or in fossil sites, they are usually set aside as unidentified whatzits.