Meaning of what-d'you-call-it in English:


(also what's-its-name)


  • Used as a substitute for a thing's name that one cannot recall.

    ‘They finally made a settlement with me out of court, and gave me a—a what-d'you-call it? A retraction’
    • ‘They are going to use the thing that she referred to as the ‘what-d'you-call-it’.’
    • ‘To make you understand the full what-d'you-call-it of the situation, I shall have to explain just how matters stood between Mrs. Yeardsley and myself.’