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whatchamacallit

Line breaks: what|cha|ma|call¦it
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒtʃəməˌkɔːlɪt
 
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Definition of whatchamacallit in English:

noun

Another word for whatsit.
Example sentences
  • Modern flashlights are like many other electronic gadgets, gizmos and whatchamacallits - they are high-tech.
  • I usually manage to do all my transactions online or face to face but have reached the point where I must grab the whatchamacallit by the whatsit and make two calls for work.
  • It's the van's six-month service date and it's getting a new whatchamacallit to do something to prevent a thing with the transmission.

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