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what if

Definition of what if

  1. 1 :  what would happen if <What if they find out?> <What if it rains?>

  2. 2 :  what does it matter if —used to say that something is not important <“He's nice enough, I suppose. But he's poor.” “What if he is poor? I love him!”>



Word by Word Definitions

whatplay
  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

    : often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

    :  who

  1. :  why

    :  in what respect :  how

  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

    :  whatever

    :  any


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