or what

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informal
1 used to ask about what is happening, being done, etc.Is it snowing, raining, or what?So are you ready to leave or what?
2 used to ask if someone agrees with oneIs this exciting or what?

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“Or what.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/or%20what. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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