Definition of whatshisname in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒtsɪzneɪm
(also whatsisname)


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.

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