Sunday, June 3, 2018

Oojamaflip

One Word Sunday


May 2018 - Toronto Ontario





Like thingamabob or whatchamacallit, oojamaflip (also spelled whojamaflip, hoojamaflip, etc.) is a word used to refer to something a person doesn’t know the name of, or doesn’t wish to specify precisely. The earliest evidence OED‘s researchers have found for the word so far is from 1969, in a pair of advertisements for a product whose precise nature is (appropriately) unclear.

4 comments:

  1. I don't know the third word at all. Whosiewhatsit and I guess there are more.

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  2. ...thingamabob or whatchamacallit have a nice ring!

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