what else is new?

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of what else is new?

informal
used to say that one is not surprised by something one has been told
  • "They lost again." "So what else is new?"

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

else play
  1. : in a different manner or place or at a different time

  2. : in an additional manner or place or at an additional time

  3. : if not : otherwise

  1. : other:

  2. : being different in identity

  3. : being in addition

new play new?
  1. : having recently come into existence : recent, modern

  2. : having been seen, used, or known for a short time : novel

  3. : unfamiliar

  1. : newly, recently


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