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Word of the Day – Oojamaflip

By April 13, 2021Word of the Day

Oojamaflip (noun) (informal)


Used when one cannot think of or does not wish to use the name of something.

Early 20th century of unknown origin.

Example sentences

“We have to pick up the oojamaflip for whatshisface.”

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