Placeholder vs Whatsisname - What's the difference?

placeholder | whatsisname |


As nouns the difference between placeholder and whatsisname

is that placeholder is something used or included temporarily or as a substitute for something that is not known or must remain generic; that which holds, denotes or reserves a place for something to come later while whatsisname is (colloquial) a placeholder for the name of a man whose name the speaker can not bring to mind.

placeholder

Alternative forms

* place holder

Noun

(en noun)
  • Something used or included temporarily or as a substitute for something that is not known or must remain generic; that which holds, denotes or reserves a place for something to come later.
  • This is placeholder data, so you’ll want to include the real numbers as soon as you have them.
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  • , year=2013 , date=February 14 , author=Scott Tobias , title=Film: Reviews: A Good Day To Die Hard , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=“I’m on vacation,” Willis grumbles several times throughout A Good Day To Die Hard, in what counts as the film’s sole running joke, a lame placeholder until he arrives at the big “yippee-ki-yay” punchline. }}

    Synonyms

    * kadigan, kadigin, cadigan, * See , ,

    whatsisname

    English

    Noun

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  • (colloquial) A placeholder for the name of a man whose name the speaker can not bring to mind.