Whatchamacallit meaning

wŏch'ə-mə-kôl'ĭt, wŭch'-, hwŏch'-, hwŭch'-
Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
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A metasyntactic term used for any object whose actual name you don't know or can't remember. There are many spellings and many synonyms.
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Origin of whatchamacallit

  • Alteration of what you may call it
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Shortened version of "what you may call it" or "what you might call it".
    From Wiktionary