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what with
what's
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what-if
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whatchamacallit
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whatnot definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: miscellaneous curios [syn: bric-a-brac, knickknack, nicknack, knickknackery, whatnot]

Merriam Webster's

I. pronoun Etymology: what not? Date: 1540 any of various other things that might also be mentioned <paper clips, pins, and whatnot> II. noun Date: 1602 1. a nondescript person or thing 2. a light open set of shelves for bric-a-brac

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 an indefinite or trivial thing. 2 a stand with shelves for small objects.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Whatnot What"not, n. [See the Note under What, pron., 5.] A kind of stand, or piece of furniture, having shelves for books, ornaments, etc.; an ['e]tag[`e]re.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

People sometimes say 'and whatnot' or 'or whatnot' after mentioning one or more things, to refer in a vague way to other things which are similar. (INFORMAL, SPOKEN) The women were there in their jeans and T-shirts and overalls and whatnot... The council can send messages or letters or whatnot in Spanish to their constituents. = whatever PHRASE: cl/group PHR [vagueness]




 


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