Whatchamacallit vs Whatsisname - What's the difference?

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Whatchamacallit is a related term of whatsisname.


As nouns the difference between whatchamacallit and whatsisname

is that whatchamacallit is ''a metasyntactic term used for any object whose actual name the speaker doesn’t know or can’t remember while whatsisname is (colloquial) a placeholder for the name of a man whose name the speaker can not bring to mind.

whatchamacallit

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • ''A metasyntactic term used for any object whose actual name the speaker doesn’t know or can’t remember.
  • Synonyms

    See .

    See also

    * gadget * gimmick * gizmo English placeholder terms

    whatsisname

    English

    Noun

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