Definition of whatnot
- paper clips, pins, and whatnot
You can use the container to hold paper clips, pins, and whatnot.
the drawer is full of spare pens, paper clips, stray elastics and whatnot
First Known Use: 1540See Words from the same year
the store sells an array of whatnots for the do-it-yourself plumber
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: any of the other things that might also be mentioned
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