English version

whatsit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhatsitwhats‧it /ˈwɒtsɪt $ ˈwɑːts-, ˈwʌts-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 spokenTHINGNAME OF A THING a word you use when you cannot think of the word you want 🔊 Try and undo the screw to get the whatsit off.
Examples from the Corpus
whatsitSick of Neighbours It's my neighbour Deardrie - he's a right old interfering whatsit.The curtains were green with little whatsits along the edge.Something decidedly peculiar about the boy with the whatsit round his head.Just enough to work up a sweat, keep the blood moving, tone the old cardio-vascular whatsit.
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