Used to refer to a man or boy whose name one cannot recall, does not know, or does not wish to specify: you look like that famous singer, whatshisname that guy we used to be so mad at, old whatshisname
late 17th century: contraction of what's his name.
More example sentences
- According to whatsisname up there any reference to him being angry cannot be motivated by observing him being angry.
- He recently met "whatsisname from Pulp", who he thought was very funny.
- She was clearly thinking this person, whatsisname, might win: best to get all bases covered.
Definition of whatshisname in:
- The US English dictionary