what's with

idiom

informal
1
: what is the reason for (something)
(So) what's with the hat?
2
: what is wrong with (someone or something)
What's with him? Is he upset?

Examples of what's with in a Sentence

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“What's with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/what%27s%20with. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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