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Whatsit vs. Doohickey — What's the Difference?

Whatsit vs. Doohickey — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Whatsit and Doohickey

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Whatsit

Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
Nov 30, 2022

Doohickey

Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.
Nov 30, 2022

Whatsit

A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall, or that one is embarrassed to say)
Pass me one of those whatsits, will you?
Nov 30, 2022

Doohickey

(slang) A thing used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one does not know or cannot recall
What does this doohickey do?
Nov 30, 2022

Doohickey

Any object, usually a tool or other device, whose name is forgotten, or not known.
Nov 30, 2022
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Doohickey

Something whose name is either forgotten or not known
Nov 30, 2022

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