what-d'you-call-it (or what's-its name)

what-d'you-call-it (or what's-its name)
what-d'you-call-it (or what's-its name)
informal
used as a substitute for a name not recalled.
what

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  • -its — ˈwhat d you call him/ her/ it/ them | ˈwhat s his/ her/ its/ their name idiom used instead of a name that you cannot remember • She s just gone out with old what d you call him. Main entry: ↑whatidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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