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what's what

Definition of what's what

informal

  1. :  the true state of things :  the things that need to be known or understood in order to make good judgments, decisions, etc. <We need to find out what's what.> <She knows what's what when it comes to fashion.>



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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