so what

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of so what

used to say that something should not be considered objectionable
  • She has a glass of wine now and then—so what?
  • So what if he wears a necktie with a plaid shirt?

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : who

  1. : why

  2. : in what respect : how

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

  2. : how remarkable or striking for good or bad qualities

  3. : whatever


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