what's this about
Definition of what's this about
—used before stating something that one has heard about to ask if it is true, if it exists, it really happened, etc. What's this I hear about your getting engaged? What's this about a letter? You never told me she wrote you a letter.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: in what respect : how
: used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter
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