what do you know

Definition of what do you know

informal

  1. —used to express surprise She's an astronaut? Well, what do you know! “He's going to law school in the fall.” “Well what do you know about that?!”

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

  1. :  to bring to pass :  carry out

    :  put

    :  perform, execute

  1. :  fuss, ado

    :  deed, duty

    :  a festive get-together :  affair, party

  1. :  the first tone of the major scale in solfège

  1. : ditto

    : double occupancy

  1. :  the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

    :  one

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge


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