what-if

noun
\ˌhwät-ˈif, ˌwät-, ˌ(h)wət-\

Definition of what-if 

: a suppositional question

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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what-if

noun

English Language Learners Definition of what-if

: a question that asks someone to imagine what might happen or what might have happened

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