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whodunit

noun who·dun·it \hü-ˈdə-nət\

Simple Definition of whodunit

  • : a novel, play, or movie about a murder where you do not know who committed the murder until the end

Full Definition of whodunit

  1. :  a detective story or mystery story

Variants of whodunit

also who·dun·nit play \hü-ˈdə-nət\

Origin of whodunit

alteration of who done it?


First Known Use: 1929


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